Why We’re Not Being Probed by Aliens

The famous Drake Equation suggests that our galaxy, and by extension most other galaxies in the observable universe, should be teeming with alien civilizations all eager to cross vast distances to probe our fundaments. But the fact is, despite decades of looking and despite all the conspiracy theory nonsense, we’ve zero real-world proof that anything is out there at all.

Hence the now-famous question: “where is everybody?”

What if the Drake Equation was as realistic as any solution to the question of how many angels can dance on the head of…