Michael Colunga (7 Jan 2012)
"RE:  Mary Anna--RE:  Chas. Krauthammer:  "Are we alone in the universe""

Hello, John and Doves,
There really is no paradox.  There is only a lack of data--for good reason.
Since the universe is only about 6,000 years old, radio waves have had only that long to propagate across the cosmos.  The light from stars, galaxies, and whatnot was created as if having come from the far-off stars--as if the universe was older.
It's like this.  When an orchestra is rehearsing a piece of music, the conductor can start and stop the rehearsal at any place he likes, because the music is already laid out for him, and for all the musicians.  In the same way, the "music of the spheres" is already laid out from uttermost beginning to uttermost end.  No one can say what this timeline looks like.  However, we know that God can have started the universe running from any point on this chart.  It is fully twelve dimensional.  God's chart has the eleven physical dimensions of this universe, plus one for time.  Thus, it is no problem for God to say, "Let's take it from bar 152634798" to the whole universe--to both the matter and the energy.  And away we go!
Now, if the universe has been around for only 6,000 years, then we can only guess that an extraterrestrial Marconi probably began to be successful with radio only in the last one hundred and fifty years, let's say.  Any low-energy radio transmissions were captured by his planet or its sun.  Perhaps in the last fifty years, there might have been transmissions of such power to have escaped the heliopause of this alien sun.
Conclusion?  There are probably no intelligent, radio-transmitting sentient species in the cosmos within a 50 light-year radius of our Earth.  We can only speculate that the truth is stranger than fiction.
Baruch HaShem Adonai Roi [Blessed be the Name, "The LORD (YHWH) is my Shepherd."],
Mike C.
Mary Anna (6 Jan 2012)
"Chas. Krauthammer: "Are we alone in the universe?""

........ That silence is maddening. Not just because it compounds our feeling of cosmic isolation, but because it makes no sense. As we inevitably find more and more exo-planets where intelligent life can exist, why have we found no evidence ‹ no signals, no radio waves ‹ that intelligent life does exist?

It¹s called the Fermi Paradox, after the great physicist who once asked, ³Where
is everybody?² Or as was once elaborated: ³All our logic, all our anti- isocentrism, assures us that we are not unique ‹ that they must be there. And yet we do not see them.²