Experts have been looking for aliens intelligent life forms since forever, and we always believed that “the truth is out there” somewhere. Now, some pretty lousy news hits alien-enthusiasts, as if 2020 were not already sad and hopeless – although even regarding the novel coronavirus, there is finally some good news!
It’s been just reported that the statistical chances of there being other intelligent life forms out there in the universe are “exceptionally rare” according to a brand new study coming from the University of Oxford.
Life on Earth depended on a series of unlikely “revolutionary transitions”
In this new paper, experts from Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute, theorize that as life evolved here, on our home planet, in a lot of cases, this depended on a series of unlikely “revolutionary transitions.”
The study also highlights the fact that considering how intelligent life evolved on this planet, the chances of something like this happening on other planets as well, before they’re no longer able to sustain life, are extremely low.
“It took approximately 4.5 billion years for a series of evolutionary transitions resulting in intelligent life to unfold on Earth,” they wrote in the paper that has been published last month. “In another billion years, the increasing luminosity of the Sun will make Earth uninhabitable for complex life,” the study continues to reveal.
The same notes pointed at the fact that “Together with the dispersed timing of key evolutionary transitions and plausible priors, one can conclude that the expected transition times likely exceed the lifetime of Earth, perhaps by many orders of magnitude.”
“In turn, this suggests that intelligent life is likely to be exceptionally rare,” the sad conclusion reveals.
Feel free to check out the complete study and learn all the available details explained there.
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