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Why meeting aliens may remain a distant dream

Dr. Malcolm Schofield, a researcher from the School of Psychology at the University of Derby, has identified two crucial factors that could hinder humanity’s encounter with extraterrestrial life, as reported by The Daily Star.

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According to Schofield, there are two primary reasons why humans may have yet to cross paths with other civilizations.

Firstly, there is the possibility that aliens either no longer exist or have never existed. However, the expert emphasizes that the likelihood of humans being the sole intelligent beings in the vast universe is exceptionally small.

The second factor highlighted by Dr. Schofield is the immense scale of both space and time. Given the sheer number of planets scattered throughout space and the inherent nature of the cosmos, the probability of humans encountering aliens becomes exceedingly slim.

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The vast distances between stars and galaxies present significant challenges, if not rendering such encounters nearly impossible within the constraints of conventional travel.

“It appears that the chances of us encountering intelligent life from another planet in our lifetime are slim,” notes the scientist.

Despite the apparent remoteness of encountering extraterrestrial intelligence, Dr. Schofield underscores the importance of humanity’s continuous search.

He likens this pursuit to the odds of winning the lottery, highlighting how our understanding of probabilities can be influenced by past experiences and beliefs. Considering the vast expanse of the universe and the countless galaxies within it, the chances of meeting aliens, although minuscule, still exist.

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The need for exploration persists, even as declassified documents from US officials, unveiled late last year, suggest there might be more information available than officially disclosed.

While an official confirmation remains elusive, the quest to uncover the mysteries of the cosmos perseveres, fueled by the tantalizing possibility that, amidst the vastness of space, we may one day make contact with extraterrestrial life.

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Jake Carter

Jake Carter is a researcher and a prolific writer who has been fascinated by science and the unexplained since childhood. He is always eager to share his findings and insights with the readers of, a website he created in 2013.