The Fermi Paradox — Where Are All The Aliens? (1/2)

  • Published: 06 May 2015
  • The universe is unbelievably big – trillions of stars and even more planets. Soo… there just has to be life out there, right? But where is it? Why don’t we see any aliens? Where are they? And more importantly, what does this tell us about our own fate in this gigantic and scary universe?

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    • Nichsa 89
      Nichsa 89  6 days back

      @Ayinde Murphy technology level alien are too godly included claytronic is lie thing of sillicon alien is claytronic manipulating atom

    • Kristen Hall
      Kristen Hall  2 weeks back

      The argument premise is a fallacy. It assumes that alien life will develop civilization but civilization is a human concept.

    • Gul Maraz
      Gul Maraz  2 weeks back

      What if all the aliens just decided to get high at the same time?

    • fish god
      fish god  3 weeks back

      @Mintice I summon you

    • lolbitjeff B
      lolbitjeff B  3 weeks back

      I love your videos🙂

  • Novak Kavon
    Novak Kavon  5 hours back

    If they didnt eliminate us when first person said selfie , yolo or woke ...I think we be fine regarding to being eliminated by another super civilization ....cause when selfies started being a thing I was sure this the end 😑

    • 7r4k 7
      7r4k 7  58 less than a minute back

      U good?

  • Steady Jules
    Steady Jules  6 hours back

    why french title if you speak in english? i think it's because you're a son of bitch

    • Trev
      Trev  7 hours back

      Please do a read through of "Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy," with animations. Thanks!

      • Kevin Malinverno
        Kevin Malinverno  8 hours back

        Where is Baby Yoda?

        • 誰でもいたくないのさ

          has anyone ever thought that perhaps we cant see them yet? The further we look into space the farther back in time we go. Maybe we cant see them because from our perspective we see them from 6billion years ago? and vice versa with us?

          • Depressed Ordinary Guy D.O.G.

            We can’t watch aliens cause we are inside of a system where meeting a alien would contraindicated all of our god theories in all religions, and it’s deep embedded in each of our scientists sub consciously too, we are not trying our best, Colombo found America and India only because he was not afraid of death, we are too afraid and resourcely limited. Once this emotionally barrier of faith and darkness will be lifted our mind we’d be open to see and accept everything

            • Luis Alirio Torres Zambrano

              4:58 *Gurren Lagann!!!*

              • Bud Vegas
                Bud Vegas  17 hours back

                We are being held hostage, if anyone tries to help us, Boom out goes the light.

                • Link's Apprentice
                  Link's Apprentice  18 hours back

                  An alien ya know like magnaton and a Zora

                  • Austin Cagle
                    Austin Cagle  21 hours back

                    This is the most intense episode of Peppa Pig I've ever heard.

                    • [ cries in alternative ]
                      [ cries in alternative ]  23 hours back

                      ah yes the mikey way

                      • Dávid Holczer
                        Dávid Holczer  23 hours back

                        Without watching the video always asked that if there is such an unbelievably big chance to life to exist and there are aliens then why we don't know about them?

                        • Robert Dem
                          Robert Dem  23 hours back

                          Imagine your in an empty room by yourself with the lights off but on bigger scale so billions of ppl on a planet with emptiness around them, living with each other but alone in the universe 🤯. Idk what just said but 🤷‍♂️

                          • Anand dhanola
                            Anand dhanola  24 hours back

                            Lol I know why they are not here

                            Cuz animals rate this place 1/5 stars

                            Me and the alien bois ain't coming to earth Cuz the place is crazy

                            • Aryan Gurav
                              Aryan Gurav  1 days back

                              Parellel universe!!!!!

                              • L. P.
                                L. P.  1 days back

                                Shoutout to Magnemite though

                                • Zeke Javier
                                  Zeke Javier  1 days back

                                  Please more fermi paradox

                                  • Simpoge
                                    Simpoge  2 days back

                                    Am I the only one who noticed the magnemite ?

                                    • Nicolas Inguanti
                                      Nicolas Inguanti  2 days back

                                      That’s Gallifrey. Dude...

                                      • Mega Kiwi
                                        Mega Kiwi  2 days back

                                        We have “noticed by now.”

                                        Many are in total denial of any and all evidence.

                                        An advanced extraterrestrial civilisattion that does not want its presence to be detected would by definition not be amenable to the scientific method. If their probes are glimpsed by the warlike, primitive inhabitants of a remote world for example they are not going to land in Times Square or come back on a regular basis after one of their cloaking devices briefly fails to let us have another look. Yet this is exactly the level of evidence our scientists demand or they will say there is none.

                                        The scientific method has allowed us to achieve great things. But it is not perfect. Our ‘scientific method’ causes us to be so much sceptical that even when the US Navy’s top pilots interact with a tic-tac shaped craft with flight performance characteristics beyond anything build on Earth and these highly trained and skillled professionals, experts at identifying different types of aircraft and distinguishing them from other phenomena, declare they believe these craft are beyond what any nations on Earth could presently build, and images of this craft are captured on infra red and radar as well as detailed interviews with the pilots and the cockpit radar footage is released publically our scientists simply ignore all this evidence, declaring there is none, whilst simultaneously scratching their heads and proclaiming “the universe should be full of spaceships/probes. Why aren’t we seeing any?” and producing YouTube videos like this one lamenting that “if there was anyone out there we’d have noticed by now.”

                                        You won’t “notice” when you discard any evidence, especially when anyone who has “noticed” and dares to point these facts out is automatically assumed to be nuts & ridiculed. It’s circular reasoning.

                                        • Sharvil Modi
                                          Sharvil Modi  2 days back

                                          Life always.. Finds a way. :)

                                          • Fred Herbert
                                            Fred Herbert  2 days back

                                            Yes, behold me

                                            I am Chorn
                                            From which your world was born
                                            The face of man I've worn
                                            Disguising my true form

                                            Behold me, I am here
                                            To give to you my wisdom
                                            The truth I've held so dear
                                            I share now in this vision

                                            I am Chorn
                                            I am Chorn

                                            Behold me I am Chorn...

                                            The leaves fall from the trees
                                            Just as they will
                                            The sky is blue
                                            The clouds are white
                                            The stars move across the sky
                                            And in this time
                                            We finally know why

                                            It's Chorn
                                            It's Chorn
                                            It's Chorn
                                            It's Chorn

                                            Behold me
                                            Behold me
                                            Behold me I am Chorn
                                            I am Chorn

                                            • bosna
                                              bosna  3 days back

                                              The first step is really hard but when we got that we will spread like rats

                                              • bosna
                                                bosna  3 days back

                                                We are not ready

                                                • Nick
                                                  Nick  3 days back

                                                  Man, the idea that we are alone is so absurd to me. I keep automatically thinking "get real" lol it doesnt take THAT much for life to happen. The numbers are just too high. Too many chances for it to work. They're out there, just as we are here. Just likely unimaginably far away.

                                                  • AYYKWAM
                                                    AYYKWAM  2 days back

                                                    Nick Aliens exist we are to primitive tho we aren’t evens type 1 yet , this world is far too evil any advanced alien species would know not to mess wit us until we get right first for lack of better words

                                                • ariOn
                                                  ariOn  3 days back

                                                  Love the knights of sidonia reference space ship :)

                                                  • Drew Byrd
                                                    Drew Byrd  3 days back

                                                    Gotta love the giant chicken dressed like Galactus

                                                    • Andressa Lima
                                                      Andressa Lima  3 days back

                                                      Vai ver eles tão só se escondendo né, se eu fosse de uma civilização avançada eu n ia querer papo com a gente não

                                                      • William
                                                        William  3 days back

                                                        I see a pokemon at 0:25

                                                        • ANNO DOMINI
                                                          ANNO DOMINI  3 days back

                                                          We are lone in the universe!!!

                                                          • Oracle
                                                            Oracle  3 days back

                                                            I think Egyptian,Greek,norse and Indian gods were all advanced alien species

                                                            • AYYKWAM
                                                              AYYKWAM  2 days back

                                                              Oracle Nah Greek stole from Egypt and destroyed Egypt’s legacy the world is ran by greedy elites now so we aren’t really making any real progress anymore

                                                          • Avalon Kerenski
                                                            Avalon Kerenski  3 days back

                                                            1:04 - You get a like for the Sidonia.

                                                            • Greyless Beats Official

                                                              It's impossible for us to be the only living form in the galaxy. With the galaxy so big there is a 9/10 chance.

                                                              • Jayden Noone
                                                                Jayden Noone  4 days back

                                                                0:47 Wait… the planet in th bottom right corner. Birds are aliens?!? I guess they can fly while humans can’t without aircraft

                                                                • Lilibee
                                                                  Lilibee  4 days back

                                                                  0:30 "High Command speaking. This is the Doctor."

                                                                  • John Babe
                                                                    John Babe  4 days back

                                                                    At 0:25 that is a freaking magnemite

                                                                    • Kangeon
                                                                      Kangeon  4 days back

                                                                      I’ve made a video on CRISPR with English subtitles because I’m italian🤣 Come to see it!

                                                                      • Star Spangled Man With a Plan

                                                                        I'm moderately surprised that the matrix theory wasn't mentioned as an explanation

                                                                        • Alpha Winds
                                                                          Alpha Winds  5 days back

                                                                          Is beyond that edge of space, unconsciousness?
                                                                          A world of just beauty, forever, just expanding as time flows by, or is it just a paradise that lies on the edge of space, stuck, in time, frozen.

                                                                          • Fritz Poodles
                                                                            Fritz Poodles  5 days back

                                                                            Avenged Sevenfold brought me here

                                                                            • Mark Anderson
                                                                              Mark Anderson  5 days back

                                                                              We watch this video as billions of microbial life swim in our bodies.

                                                                              We watch this, meanwhile, a bear is eating a fish in the woods.

                                                                              We watch this as bats shit deep within a cave, in turn feeding a diverse range of lifeforms.

                                                                              We watch this video as astronauts fly by on the space station.

                                                                              We watch this as...nature finds a way...

                                                                              • kmungal
                                                                                kmungal  5 days back

                                                                                am i the only one to see the hand of nod symbol at 4:15 ?

                                                                                • H. Sjoevall
                                                                                  H. Sjoevall  5 days back

                                                                                  Mark my words: THE GREAT FILTER IS ECOLOGICAL STABILITY.

                                                                                  • Jack Hayden
                                                                                    Jack Hayden  4 days back

                                                                                    H. Sjoevall Lmao actually smart

                                                                                • David Chaplin
                                                                                  David Chaplin  5 days back

                                                                                  If you read this , go on gaia , and watch cosmic disclosure and go on Amazon and watch above magestic.

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                                                                                    • Mike Ellis
                                                                                      Mike Ellis  5 days back

                                                                                      If we had teleporters would we still use airplanes? If you could teleport to Mars would you choose the six month bus ride instead?

                                                                                      • BĒRT NIME
                                                                                        BĒRT NIME  5 days back

                                                                                        Wow,Is Amazing 😆