Solution for the Fermi Paradox?
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The nature of intelligent life is to destroy itself
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Natural disasters destroy intelligent life
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Intelligent life is evolutionarily extremely rare
0.7%
Other intelligent life is too different to recognize
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Intelligent life is not evolutionarily rare, but we're the first ones here
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Other intelligent life is hiding / communication is dangerous
12%
Intelligent life inevitably loses interest in outside contact

Resolves when a solution to the Fermi Paradox is widely agreed upon in the scientific community in response to empirical evidence.

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If they don’t find a way to overcome the speed of light I couldn’t imagine a way for them to build an interstellar civilization

I suspect intelligent life starts traversing space only as solar-powered mind uploads that are hard to detect. Is that self-destruction?

hard steps:
1. getting a planet which is sufficiently massive to retain hydrogen for billions of years, but has a thin enough atmosphere for photosynthesis (we lucked out with the Theia impact shedding most of Earth's early atmosphere), and orbits at a reasonable distance from a stable star.
2. abiogenesis
3. eukaryotes
4. multicellularity
5. evolving enough intelligence to invent radio and build big transmitters before contraception/welfare/medicine induced dysgenics or nukes destroy that capability.

We are living in a simulation; intelligent life is evolutionary common, but not in here.

1st option but also interstellar travel is much more difficult than the "Fermi" paradox scenario expects.