in reply to What level of existential comfort do you require?
The comfy chair is a nice idea. But (to paraphrase the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers) books will get you through a time of no chairs better than a chair will get you through a time of no books. 8-)
There is no Extraterrestrial life
There aren't any suitably capable Extraterrestrials
Interstellar travel is too difficult
We're too uncool / not worth the trouble
What do you mean they haven't visited?
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