Wednesday, September 7, 2011 7:17:39 PM
One thing's for sure, the reason we`ve not been asked to join in the galaxy`s social circle is because as a race, humans are nasty, unwashed, uneducated trailer trash that nobody wants to associate with.
That`s far from sure. Even if there are other people elsewhere now, they wouldn`t necessarily even know about each other and/or us. There`s plenty of space in the galaxy for dozens of civilisations, even multi-planet civilisations with interstellar travel, to exist and be unaware of each other. Finding us would be highly unlikely.
They would have to have technology vastly in advance of our own, so even if they do exist and have found us they might consider it wise to not interact because doing so could ruin us. All our education, all our technology, all our research...all instantly rendered irrelevant. Almost everyone unemployed within days.