AFTERBURNER: Where Is Everybody? Why Haven’t We Found Extra-Terrestrials?

My grandfather, asked about the presence of “UFO’s” or extra-terrestrial beings, had a common-sense response – namely, that if man could rise from ignorance and a life of brute physical labor to a trip to the moon in less than 200 years, it would be foolish to discount the possibility that a society formed on a faraway planet with a 200-year head start on ours could make its way here.

He did not express an opinion on the odds there would exist such a society.

Which is the rub, because after decades of searching for evidence that such a society exists somewhere we have found none. And that’s something Bill Whittle tackles in this latest episode of Afterburner: are we really all alone in the universe?

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