Are aliens avoiding Earth?

Even with all of the advancements in modern technology, we still haven’t made contact with intelligent life on other planets. But what if our attempts to communicate have been ignored?

In 1973, a radio astronomer named John Ball came up with a possible theory as to why aliens – if they do exist – haven’t gotten back to us. Ball’s “Zoo Hypothesis” as it came to be known, posits that alien civilizations exist, and the most highly developed of them have been communicating. This elite alien “club” has come upon a mutual agreement to leave those deemed primitive or “lesser” life forms alone, only to be watched from a distance. Earthlings, therefore, did not make the cut with the galactic cool kids.

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So assuming these aliens exist, under what circumstances could they all agree to keep us in the dark? A Scottish astronomer named Duncan Forgan has the answer.

“I was interested in this theory because it is so difficult to test in a scientific fashion,” Forgan told “The Zoo Hypothesis relies on us being unable to observe other aliens, so a failure to observe aliens can be used both as evidence for and against the hypothesis at the same time!”

Forgan decided to test the assumptions that make up the hypothesis, instead of the hypothesis itself. One of these assumptions is that intelligent extraterrestrials can agree on a “no contact with primitive worlds” policy.

“Agreement requires communication, which is limited by the speed of light,” Forgan explained. 

This would assume that civilizations must have existed long enough for messages to go back and forth between them, a process limited by the speed of light. Another assumption is that life would be able to thrive in a galaxy–wide habitable zone. Forgan entered these assumptions into a computer program, which then went about simulating civilizations and randomly placing them around the habitable zone, measuring the distance between them and calculating the likelihood of any two of them making contact and communicating within their lifetimes.

The computer found that for a “leave the Earthlings alone” agreement to be likely, at least 500 civilizations must exist, each of them having lasted over one million years. Any less than 500 civilizations and there are too many groups of civilizations to form a pact; if any one civilization lasted less than a million years, then there are also too many civilization groups to form the galactic club. (A “civilization group,” Forgan explained, is “a collection of civilizations that are ‘culturally connected’, which basically means that a civilization is aware of the others in the group as soon as it is technologically ready.  Weirdly, the civilization groups are actually pretty well-mixed in space, which you wouldn’t expect naively – the issue is their separation in space-time, not their separation in space.”)

In other words, Earth may not be in the universal doghouse after all.

“I was able to show that in general, a population of alien civilizations are sufficiently separate that instead of there being a single ‘Galactic Club’ of aliens agreeing to shield Earth, there are most likely many smaller ‘Galactic Cliques’, who are likely to disagree on whether planets like Earth should be kept in the dark,” Forgan said. “It’s not really true that the computer ‘proved’ this result– it suggests that large numbers of long-lived civilizations (who all appear in the Universe in a short time interval) gives the best conditions to form a Galactic Club.”

So instead of one alien club there may be various smaller cliques scattered about the universe that haven’t managed to agree on what to do about Earth. Forgan’s paper, published at, notes that our planet may happen to be in a neighborhood overseen by a clique that doesn’t want to talk, which might change as our technology advances.

But is that necessarily a good thing? Some experts think it would be disastrous, with famed physicist Stephen Hawking believing advanced aliens would likely conquer and colonize Earth, as Europeans did the Americas.

Forgan said running such a scenario through the computer is unlikely at this point. “Hawking makes one of several assumptions about alien behavior to come to this conclusion: one– Aliens that explore the Galaxy in person do so because of their aggressive nature, or two– Intelligent beings only evolve from predators or naturally aggressive creatures, or three– Peaceful aliens do not explore the Galaxy,” he said. “These assumptions are tricky to test with computer simulations, as it requires us to simulate alien behavior, which we don’t have any data for.”



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101 responses to “Are aliens avoiding Earth?”

  1. Not according to the ones those folks in Texas have been talking to. Of course, they may just be die-hard tourists hell-bent on seeing this place after making that interdimensional jump and all the headaches they had following re-resolution on this side. You know, sort of the Griswold family attitude upon finding “Wally World” was closed for the season.

  2. No their not avoiding us, their seen daily here on earth, open your eyes and ears , jeez. The question should be , with all this over whelming evidence of daily contact, how can the government be the only skeptical source that doesn’t believe in their existence, the answer is they do, their just hoping that articles like this will try to convince you that you shouldn’t believe what you here on the news and with your own eyes.

    • Melvin Walls In around 1974 or 1975 , cant quite remember now, but me and my dad seen something in the sky in Scarborough ont, above the Cedarbrae theatres. It was not a dot or light in the sky, it was huge, the size of maybe the ships portrayed in independence day, To big to be in the sky, then or today, and we watched it for about a half an hour as it slowly made its journey across the city towards the east . So ya , when I say I know, and the people on their balconys at the time , they definitely know now, I guarantee the government knows as well. About 2 days later, we read in the paper that a ufo was buzzed by RAF airplane over lake Ontario that night, the news papers used to actually report ufo sightings back then,

    • Well , the reptilians are here before we , they now live underground , some of them are hostil , like some of our specie , there are many diferent races along the universe

  3. The one with the 👽 head, and the binary code – with symbols, that is in responce to Carl Sandburg’s code and symbols sent into space, is the one l like that’s Inter-enterminual or some sort of Anti-gravity message.

  4. Ever since ww1 I believe they started to think of us a little more crazy than ARE ancient ancestors I mean bashing someone’s skull with a hammer is a alout different from dropping a nuke that can kill millions of people in 1min so ya but idk

  5. Baby alien looking at his father, “Why don’t we visit earth?”
    Father alien replies, “Oh no little one. The humans fight over the fact they are red, yellow, black, and white. What do you think they would do to us? We are purple!”

  6. Extraterrestrial aliens are nothing but demonic entities. God created angels and then 1/3 of them left their habitation in order to engage in intercourse with female humans. The main attribute of a demon is to lie. Satan is the devil (diabolos) which means liar, slanderer. “What does it mean that Satan is the father of lies (John 8:44)?”

    Answer: Speaking to a group of Jews, Jesus says, “You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies” (John 8:44).

    Satan is the “father of lies” in that he is the original liar. He is the “father” of lies in the same way that Martin Luther is the “father” of the Reformation and Robert Goddard is the “father” of modern rocketry. Satan told the first lie in recorded history to Eve, in the Garden of Eden. After planting seeds of doubt in Eve’s mind with a question (Genesis 3:1), he directly contradicts God’s Word by telling her, “You will not certainly die” (Genesis 3:4). With that lie, Satan led Eve to her death; Adam followed, and so have we all.

    Throughout history Satan has tried to repeat the same miracles that God performed, such as creating mankind in His own image. Satan has failed. Yet throughout history he has tried convincing the myriad of peoples and cultures that he the true God. The TV program, Ancient Aliens, has been proffering the theory that gods for other planets came to earth and seeded what we know are human beings, that these extraterrestrials are the creators of humanity, not God. They try to use the anomalies we see in various countries, such as pyramids, stonehenge, megaliths, crop circles, etc. etc, as proof that humanoid gods from other planets are the ancestors to mankind. This is a lie.

    Satan knows his time is short and he is pumping the bellows of the furnace of the plethora of emerging UFO and extraterrestrials to confuse the masses. Trust Jesus!

  7. Why the hell would they want to come to this hostile Greedy Corrupt planet, there life style couldn’t be anywhere as near as bad a sours, we are”SUPPOSED ” to be an “INTELLIGENT” Race Ha Ha Ha .

  8. Saren, we have been working with them for decades. They are helping us back-engineer their Interstellar FTL technology. Read “Kennedys Last Stand,” by Michael E. Salla, “Dark Mission,” by Richard C. Hoagland & Mike Bara, and “FBI CIA UFO Connection,” by Bruce Maccabee.

  9. Another mission to investigate planet Blue
    Or earth as it is known to you
    Your scientists often wonder why
    it seems that we aliens are very shy
    Nothing is further from the truth
    There is a reason why you don’t find any proof
    We simply do not want you to curse the universe
    In your current state of mind,should we now open the gate
    then we risk that your kind ,would everything contaminate
    So my report holds no blame,
    but as so many centuries before,
    it will probably be the same :
    “As the aggressive nature is likely to maintain
    I suggest current status to remain
    To prevent contaminations
    I advise other worldcivilisations
    to be kept unseen
    and guard BLUE under strict quarantine”
    Text : Druppels

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