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Do Aliens Exist?

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SUBSCRIBE!: http://bit.ly/1G97GmA SHARE THIS VIDEO: https://youtu.be/aV9GG9bHUMI Why aren’t there any aliens? Space is like, ridiculously huge. They’ve got to be out there, right? So far, we got nothing. This is actually a very real scientific conundrum that some of the greatest human minds that have ever existed have tackled for a super long time now. It’s known as the Fermi Paradox, and in this episode of Nickipedia, we dive right in and try and figure out why no aliens are texting us back. Today we’re gonna focus on the basics of this subject, But before we can ask why no alien love, we need a little background. According to the Drake Equation, there should be plenty of plants like ours. Even with the most conservative figures the result is close to 40 billion earth like planets orbiting habitable zones of other stars… meaning the Galaxy is just bursting with Earth-like planets that are in the so-called Goldilocks zone of their local star systems. This is the heart of the Fermi Paradox, named after the famous Physicist Enrico Fermi who put it like this: "Where my aliens at, yo?”… So what’s the deal? Do we smell bad? Are we just not cool enough for alien g-chats? Scientists have suggested a variety of theories, so we’re gonna crank through them just like one of my favorite youtubers, “Matthew Santoro” Extraterrestrial life is incredibly rare or does not exist. Plain and simple. And you thought you were part of the “special trophy generation” before! Maybe there are aliens but they’re not intelligent. Think Animal Planet, but for realsies. No people. No phones, resulting in no phone home. Maybe they exist, and they are intelligent, but they’re too primitive to use radio. Like, say, humanity up until like the last hundred years or so. It is the nature of intelligent life to destroy itself. Whether it’s Terminators, Matrix Machines, climate change, or genetically engineered flying shark-nados, humanity better get it together or its GAME OVER super buzzkilly. It is the nature of intelligent life to destroy others. Even more buzzkilly. That means as other more advanced civilizations explore space, the act of exploring itself destroys other potential intelligent species. Like if we land on an alien planet and step on the one plant that ever existed there. Alien intelligence exists, but goes extinct before it can call us, maybe. Intelligent civilizations exist, but they’re just too far away from one another for any meaningful communication to occur. They exist, but travel and communication is too expensive. Interstellar space rates are outrageous They exist but we haven’t been listening long enough to know. They exist, but we aren’t listening properly. So like, they’re on Instagram and we’re still stuck on Myspace. They exist, but the window between when they can send radio transmissions and when they either go extinct or destroy themselves or lose interest is brief. It only took us about fifty years to go from using radio to using nuclear bombs. What could go wrong? The exist, but like your friend who spends every waking hour playing video games they lock themselves away and have no interest in contacting anyone. They exist, but they are just too alien. Like beyond anything we can imagine and therefore beyond anything we can communicate with. Like trying to skype with a jelly fish.. that’s a no go. They exist, and they’re listening, but no one is transmitting. We’ve only sent a few messages out and even those were controversial. Bottom line, it may be existentially dangerous to send messages to advances smarter more advanced spacefaring civilizations think Independence Day. They exist, but they’re not talking to us on purpose. Maybe they don’t like us. Maybe we’re just not that interesting. They exist, but we are isolated for a reason. Maybe were in an intergalactic zoo? They exist, and they are here, but they’re hiding. They exist, they are here, but we just don’t or can’t see them. Maybe we’re not looking in the right place. Like they’re too big, or too small, or occupy a dimension we don’t have access to? Follow Nickipedia Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/nickuhas Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/nickuhas Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/uhasbrand Production Team: Producer: Nick Uhas Writer: Sean Stanley Editor: Griffin Louis DP: Sam Mosco Sources: http://www.space.com/25219-drake-equation.html http://www.seti.org/drakeequation https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fermi_paradox http://waitbutwhy.com/2014/05/fermi-paradox.html
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Katherine Marshall (6 months ago)
I think about this a lot. But what if aliens didn’t need the Goldilocks zone? What if different species can survive under different circumstances? we are limiting our search to places we could survive but what if they could survive in places we couldn’t?
Yusuf Emam (9 months ago)
Are you from earth because we have not seen you type of creatures we don't now why you call us aliens
Extreme Vision (10 months ago)
The best part of your videos is your funny explanation of even complex concepts. Keep it up.
Toby Nance (11 months ago)
There are acully aliens some are tiny orgainsms on meteorites and im only 10 years old and it is cool i know this stuff
Martin Chibanda (1 year ago)
The solution seems obvious. Even with the predicted instances of alien life being so high, the distances we are talking about are mind-blowing. With the Milkyway Galaxy at over 100,000 light years wide, our planet and even our solar system are like a single water molecule in an unimaginably vast sea. Any civilisation however advanced would be challenged to cross this galactic "sea" to say the least whether in person or via communications! It is therefore not a surprise but rather an expected norm to me that we would not have heard from any aliens yet. I wonder why scientists find this a paradox. Intelligent Alien life living in our neighborhood e.g. the Alpha Centauri star system might not even be able to detect us at all using similar technology to ours just as we might not know that alien life exists there. Another aspect is that we do not really understand how radio waves artificially produced will sound like at the other end after say 4 light years of travel? What refraction, diffraction or degradation might occur to artificial radio waves as they travel immense distances? In other words there is still a lot of work to do before assuming that a paradox even exists. We have jumped a little ahead of ourselves declaring a paradox when we have not grown the ears to hear nor the eyes to see. Good video, gets the mind working. Thanks :-)
elias hale (1 year ago)
Area 51 for the win lol😉
Son Nghiem Thai (1 year ago)
how about the multiverse theory
Tabitha Simpson (1 year ago)
wait are you saying fire has many colors and are aliens are real Nick
LR (1 year ago)
I love your videos! Please never ever stop making these, I hope your channel gets some great success. Love you, Nick!
David Burgess (1 year ago)
you want proof of alien life... try god living in the clouds
JJ Keller (1 year ago)
I feel it's pretty silly to think there isn't any other life out there. It's similarly silly to think that they are here and they probe people's anuses.
yes there are aliens , we are aliens
lime tf2 (1 year ago)
+nick uhas if we are looking for aliens why arent they searching for aliens? which is us to them,BOOM ROASTED
Nick Uhas (1 year ago)
in many ways this could be quite accurate... considering the possibility of life via interstellar virons/bacteria
Nick Uhas (1 year ago)
lol, zing burned!
lime tf2 (1 year ago)
Nikola D (1 year ago)
ummm.... USA actualy did published they made contact with aliens
Danny z (1 year ago)
Nick Uhas i have a link of Canada saying that they made contact with aliens.....
Nikola D (1 year ago)
i don't have a link... I just stumbled upon the news on teletext a few months after wikileaks became popular
lime tf2 (1 year ago)
Nick Uhas (1 year ago)
saw whhhhaaaa!!! send the link!!!
bertisperticool (1 year ago)
all of us are aliens, all human and animal's are aliens
Nick Uhas (1 year ago)
I agree with you!
Carey Neu (1 year ago)
I think they do exist and maybe they just watched your video.
Hussey khanzada (1 year ago)
We are alone
Brandon Farnia (1 year ago)
we the arcturians
micanikko (1 year ago)
The thing is though, even if aliens try to communicate with us? What will our governments do? They'll bomb it with nuclear explosives, and most likely hide it from the public, making all the witnesses be shown as crazy or just making conspiracy. They could say "Oh it was just one of our drills for space flight and it didnt go well." As for the ship, or whats left of it, maybe some survivors, they'll take it somewhere probably underground, study the ship, dissect the aliens. And no one would ever know. Right? Not to mention we had global issues happening right now. Wars, Elections, Governmental Controversies, Health issues, etc. I wouldnt be surprised if Aliens don't wanna come over here because of that. We are absolutely NOT ready to meet extraterrestial life.
Juan agustin (1 year ago)
two things can fire be different colors. but anyways 👽 are us in the future or maybe I'm not human 🐶
D4ALTyBoi (1 year ago)
yeah ever see magnesium burning?
Nick Uhas (1 year ago)
Fire can have many colors depending on whats burning!
AKha _1 (1 year ago)
Lol men in black
Nick Uhas (1 year ago)
such a good throw back : )
Bionic Overload (1 year ago)
Ok nick, let's get some cheese puffs, salt lamps, and freeze dried ice cream and go search for those aliens!
Margaret Lyons (1 year ago)
Can u make more big brother videos?
The Aliens (1 year ago)
I'm here
Xavier Wells (1 year ago)
TheWeatherWill (1 year ago)
So, I watched this at school during free time and someone said, aliens are real, like your hairline... idk, it was weird...
Nick Uhas (1 year ago)
lol.. that's rad man... thanks for watching and I think aliens are real too!
Thea Eskey (1 year ago)
Nick Uhas (1 year ago)
lol, I love it!!! and thanks for watching man!
Dafuq (1 year ago)
what about the knowledge whale
Leland Somers (1 year ago)
Easy. 1. They do, but already know about this nasty species called human beings on this planet and want nothing to do with us. 2. They know we're here, but they are waiting until they run out of food in their own star system. 3. They have deliberately isolated this planet - see #1. 4. If they are out there, they are light years away and have not figured out how to exceed the speed of light to get here or fold space. 5. They reach a certain point of development and then self-destruct, as humans appear to be bound and determined to do. 6. We have nothing to offer to anyone else. BTW the imitation facial hair does you no compliment.
Vanessa Robbins (1 year ago)
Did you really open that can of worms?! lol After researching this subject, I learned ignorance is bliss.
Nick Uhas (1 year ago)
it get's wild going down that rabbit hole! Mind explosion!
Esteban Casanova (1 year ago)
This reminds me, I have to finish watching The X-Files. I feel like that the only reason we haven't found any aliens is because we're not advanced enough. PS: Where does the image of the big black eye and gray/green skin alien come from?
ZachJ367 (1 year ago)
watch Paul ;)

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