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The Subanthropic Principle & The Undetectability Conjecture

From the paper by Beatriz Gato-Rivera http://xxx.lanl.gov/PS_cache/physics/pdf/0308/0308078.pdf cited by Don Hopkins in his blog http://www.donhopkins.com/

The Subanthropic Principle:
We are not typical among the intelligent observers from the Universe. Typical civilizations of typical galaxies would be hundreds of thousands, or millions, of years more evolved than ours and, consequently, typical intelligent observers would be orders of magnitude more intelligent than us.

The Undetectability Conjecture:
Generically, all advanced enough civilizations camouflage their planets for security reasons, so that no signal of civilization can be detected by external observers, who would only obtain distorted data for disuasion purposes.

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