Why Humanity Will Never Encounter Intelligent Alien Life

Nor will we find gods, goblins, angels, fairies or ghouls lurking at the bottom of the garden

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We humans have a hardwired set of neural patterns that, without us realizing it, influence the way we perceive the world and the fantasies we conjure up. That’s why all religious mythologies are fundamentally the same: mummy or daddy god creates the world, shoves animals…