It's Okay To Be Smart
It's Okay To Be Smart
It's Okay To Be Smart

Joe Hanson, Ph.D. is a curious group of atoms in a curious universe, and he's here to tell you how it all works.
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    FluffyCloudIl y a 2 minutes

    Anybody blink at 1:20?

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    Jan emmanuel LabioIl y a 21 minute

    Its the rain

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    Cixle VixinIl y a 25 minutes

    I would blow up ever spider

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    Ricardo PetingaIl y a 41 minute

    - Stop subsidizing animal agriculture. - Stop making hierarchies of human value, where others are deemed inferior to your selective and exclusive "us", and be inclusive of diversity. - Stop filling your mind with superfluous concerns such as what people wear and look like and who they have consensual intimacy with so you can find the mental space to properly frame your worry on things that actually matter. - Do not tolerate those who are intolerant, i.e. those who depersonalize others to deny them their fundamental rights. - Promote equity. - Go vegan (does not necessarily apply to indigenous people living in balance with their ecossystems). - Abolish capitalism, the state and the military. - Abolish the laboral system (read Bob Black's short essay "The Abolition of Work"). - Build cooperative communities and decentralize power into communal assemblies as much as possible, without succumbing to tribalist isolationism. Stay open to interchange with other communities. - Work voluntarily and cooperatively on that which guarantees everyone has their basic needs met, which will amount to far less work and much more free time, in which you can also playfully work for less basic necessities (wants rather than needs) if you want to, resulting in better quality of life, less physical and mental disease. - Factories should be open-access with constant formation by experts and training for whoever chooses to collaborate. Same for agriculture and pretty much all fields of work once the profit-motive ceases to exist. - Educate children in all areas necessary for survival: agriculture, construction, engineering, plumbing, electricity, design, and of course practical sciences, etc. Allow them to develop their skills and talents in whatever areas through guidance and collaboration. Arts are necessary as well to develop creative minds. - Educate for curiosity, creativity, critical thinking, humility (the greatest contributor to learning), empathy and collaboration. - Realize that the common good is in every individual's best interest, except for those sociopaths who thrive on keeping things as they are or making them worse. - Realize that people are not so idle or lazy that they would not work. We're just exhausted by capitalism's inherent mandatory labor and wage slavery. There. Solved it for you. You're welcome. Now some praxis, please.

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    Golden HackerIl y a 43 minutes

    I am alergic to all types of nuts

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    Coconot TofuIl y a 47 minutes

    The end? Or a new beginning?

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    Manjushree SrivastavaIl y a 50 minutes

    So, you mean that I am related to Harry Styles??

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    juniIl y a 51 minute

    i can remember faces but for the love of god can never match the faces with their names

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    Cater95 3Il y a heure

    Guys it’s ok to be smart

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    Shaney GachaYTIl y a heure

    My friend found my doppelganger... She's a model..

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    Daniel CometaIl y a heure

    *yo momma has join the chat*

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    Ricardo PetingaIl y a heure

    I recommend watching the latest of Mexie's videos (and every other of hers while you're at it) and getting to know Murray Bookchin's work if you're interested in possible solutions.

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    Diarrhea ShrekIl y a heure

    Who else wants this guy to be your science teacher? 👇

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    bubblesIl y a heure

    When I got it I didn't know what it was, so I thought it was a dream

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    Atheist FryguyIl y a 2 heures

    Just a few short years ago, this comment section would be filled with arm chair scientists, telling everyone how they are sheeple, and this is some grand conspiracy to usher in socialism. Back then, I thought it was hopeless, trying to argue with them as a layman was incredibly difficult, trying to convince them that scientists were not agents of evil was useless, it all seemed so hopeless. Thanks to channels like IOTBS, the pendulum has finally shifted. Most people are finally on board with understanding climate change is being impacted by people. We certainly still bicker with one another, but at least most of the conspiracy has been tossed out. Thank you IOTBS, and all of you who have contributed to raising awareness.

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    Vania NurainiIl y a 2 heures

    My cousin and I share the same birthday, lol

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    anjing anjingIl y a 2 heures

    The earth is flat

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    Brian JohnsonIl y a 2 heures


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    Tony McModeNutIl y a 2 heures

    I would be wary about CuriosityStream. They have no obvious way to cancel a trial and you cannot remove or even change your creditcard details. The cancel button handily appears *after* the first payment has been made. I suggest using a one-time creditcard if you want to check it out.

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    IvelllIl y a 2 heures

    ummmmm. my classmate was borned february 29 2008

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    Tee JIl y a 3 heures

    There is no climate emergency says the letter, sent to UN by 500 scientists. It is actually the opposite.

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    AlvaroGhazali_22 indoIl y a 3 heures

    We all are secretly cousins..

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    Bikram MondalIl y a 4 heures

    Now you're my fav guy on FRreporter!

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    Lucas BIl y a 4 heures

    What if one possible Great Filter is based on whether or not a particular form of intelligent life evolved from a "high competition" environment? Perhaps there are planets where the sustaining resources are so abundant (and the life form so efficient), competition isn't necessary. Evolution would likely move far slower, but in terms of universal time, inconsequential. Intelligent life from "low competition" environments would, in this theory, have little need for the concepts of competition and greed. Perhaps THOSE are the forms of life that ultimately make it.

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    Taylor WhalenIl y a 4 heures

    Mind blown.. Amazing!

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    Amelia ZIl y a 5 heures

    Does anyone else have blue eyes but they look more like grey?

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    Pavel FilimonovIl y a 5 heures

    Real science is based on truth derived from experiments and not on consensus. I bet 99% of scientists believed the earth is flat before Galileo.

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    Sun QueenieIl y a 5 heures

    I believe that real dinosaurs are alive because less than 5% of the ocean has been discovered and dinosaurs were also marine animals.

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    lifewatchgroupIl y a 5 heures

    Human population growth is decimating natural resources and causing global warming. Animal husbandry ( chickens, fish, milk, eggs etc) cause up to 70% of C02. Stop eating animals, and our plant will hae a chance to continue sustaining us. See how:

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    Ivy AlonsoIl y a 5 heures

    So wait ur telling me it’s scientific

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    sune pereraIl y a 5 heures

    alabama 💯

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    insert cool name here ΦIl y a 6 heures

    It's okay to be smart: blue is rare Me: looks up (while outside)

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    Superparty PoopeIl y a 6 heures

    Yes there was it was Adam

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    Max MustermannIl y a 6 heures

    There is no free science anymore, if there ever was. Scientist who disagree get threatened and loose their jobs. Greta is a teen from a actor family. Last time a teen gave a speech before the UN: Mars has 95.67% CO2 and -63°C/-82°F average temperature. So atmospheric pressure is way more relevant. What about maximum absorption of sunlight? Where is the point when co2 absorbs all sunlight, so an increase dosent change the temperature? All models i have seen are linear. That is false to 100% certainty. When 100% gets absorbed an increase of co2 would make no difference. Where is that point? 10ppm? 300, 4000, 10000? Lina models are made for the public to brainwash. The poor are going to paying the rich to solve a "problem".

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    Lucia TagliariniIl y a 7 heures

    My cousin called the Kyper belt the Cooper belt😐

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    Maswiyat IIl y a 7 heures


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    e wIl y a 7 heures

    *w a t e r*

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    NoelxIl y a 7 heures

    I thought the thing said “do pee fish”

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    spencer martinIl y a 8 heures

    The issue with Flat-Earthers is they don’t look at science, they don’t think about seasons, the sun, eclipses, and more.

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    This is GehIl y a 8 heures

    I am a dumb guy and here is a dumb question : If the universe is almost 14 billion years old then how did we counted that the universe is 92 billion light years across? The light from the most farthest out should not have the time reach us yet. Is this just a calculation or found by some other way. Plz simplify

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    Julien GomezIl y a 9 heures

    0:05 "There are no blue tigers, no blue bats, no blue squirrels, no blue dogs..." *Furries have entered the chat*

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    U.F.OIl y a 10 heures

    to be honest i like blue that is my favorite color cus my dad likes blue since i was a kid like 6 yrs old i like blue so much today im even wearing a blue shirt

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    Kaka DodoIl y a 10 heures

    Look at what the cereal makes in the bowl 🤮 0:49

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    Marco_Weird -_-Il y a 10 heures

    Me with no sugar: nothing Me with sugar: REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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    lindomar 20Il y a 10 heures


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    lavenderIl y a 10 heures


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    I have a small Peepee, butIl y a 10 heures

    Well guys, guess I can say the n-word

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    Grace SmithIl y a 10 heures

    Hey cousins!

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    jim lotusIl y a 10 heures


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    KSTJ_B_forBunnyYTIl y a 11 heures

    Intresting (edit) formula

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    Illumination SeekerIl y a 11 heures

    Weren't heavy metals like uranium 236 and titanium also found there.

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    Hale BerryIl y a 11 heures

    It just looks like such an arduous task when someone uses their left hand to write😂

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    Gazz MazIl y a 11 heures

    Better watch out or ill start thrown up teeth

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    Storm AnimatesIl y a 11 heures

    My eyes are hazel and they change from brown, green, and hazel depending on the clothes I wear, and the light. Once when I was walking home with my friend she turned to talk to me and loudly said “WOAH. Sam! Your eyes are green! I have to take a picture! They’re amazing!” My eyes are so weird but I love them 😁

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    MooMooBoogsIl y a 11 heures

    I'm near sighted without glasses, but it's hard to focus in tubes closer to my eye using glasses. DARN YOU, COSTCO!

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    ching chong wheres my money?Il y a 11 heures

    My mom is like 5'3 but my dad is 6'5 and I'm 6'2 lol

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    Homelover productionsIl y a 11 heures

    Wait so in the cuddle dog or wolf question will the wolf bite.

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    Mark OppuseIl y a 11 heures

    How was DNA at it's code made? From nothing?

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    XxRed WolfxXIl y a 11 heures

    I feel like the scene where the nerd boy got bit by that spider and turned into spider man from the first movie took place in her laboratory, it looks familiar

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    RayzingIl y a 11 heures

    Japanese people still eat healthier then most Americans

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    M 998 HMMWVIl y a 12 heures

    Another bozo using big words that mean nothing. Is he going to run for congress next?

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    AmariPlayz RuepongIl y a 12 heures

    Lol i get mosqito bite but no ded yeeee

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    Potato platoonIl y a 12 heures

    We all know its ps4 heat ok

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    Mr MisterIl y a 12 heures

    I honestly don’t think they were all cavemen like the stereotypes show, somebody that “dimwitted” wouldn’t be able to mix with humans

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    Mr MisterIl y a 12 heures

    Well at least we still have Primates somewhat like us, and we’re mammals so we relate to a lot of these animals

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    Charles RonkIl y a 12 heures

    Funny how we went from swinging in trees to walking upright building sky scrapers in the same number of opertunities for genetic change the ordinary field mouse has not changed at all. Genetics are strange.

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    grace opaajeIl y a 12 heures

    I always wondered why is curly headed girls have curly hair but not curly eyebrows and lashes i wondered

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    Giselle YatzyIl y a 12 heures

    You have a 16 colored eye 😭

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    Lenny With a qIl y a 12 heures

    Your fingers, hand em over

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    Sweet N SourIl y a 12 heures

    So Disney has been thinking through all of this!??!

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    Craig LiangIl y a 12 heures

    Should I cuddle with a dog or a wolf? I'll go with the wolf.

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    Ken HavensIl y a 12 heures

    Kurzgesat in a Nutshell has done a few videos similar to this.

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    Loki LokiIl y a 12 heures

    Twins separated by birth?

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    Stevo DevoIl y a 12 heures

    "We did a science." Seriously? Is that anything like, 'we did a grammar'?

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    Nebraska BassinIl y a 12 heures

    South Sudan 🇸🇸

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    Artie FusionIl y a 12 heures

    That's because it's meant for developing brains of kids and adolescents, once you're an adult your brain doesn't need the stimuli anymore because you're full grown.

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    Nate SandersIl y a 12 heures

    Why do you keep calling them “neanderTALLS” when them niggas were hunched over all the time

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    TSM_Seb 21Il y a 12 heures

    im my class of around 30 classmates and including me there are 4 people in my class which is october 6, 2005

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    EcoSilvioIl y a 13 heures

    I find something really concerning: why do media use the "97% of scientists agree" figure to "prove" climate change is caused by humans? Truth is not a matter of concensus. We ALL agree earth's surface is warming up because there is conclusive data about it, not because percentages of agreement, and that's the same for other facts. What if truth comes from that 3%?

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    walther freigeistIl y a 13 heures

    The moon was to close to the Sun in the early Beginnings. It got hit by a Meteor at some Point , leading it to change its gravitational Movement

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    Jeremy VillalobosIl y a 13 heures

    Why are dinasour teeth dark or brown? Where they not white when the animal had them? Also, before I had a brain I wasn't me. Just like the water that is in my body now was not me until I drinked it.

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    prometheus TitanIl y a 13 heures

    I am able to my make eye twitch on command oof what does this mean¿

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    Arandom GamerIl y a 13 heures

    Bruh i didnt even know cicadas were good at math in the first place

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    Bread PodcastsIl y a 13 heures

    No! People divorce and don’t make children .....

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    Jose MorenoIl y a 13 heures

    Here because of anime Dr.Stone

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    ༺Aeຮτheͥτiͣcͫ༻ Aภge ProdͥนcͣtͫΐoŇsIl y a 13 heures

    1:32 Boi I saw that

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    CloverStream 10Il y a 13 heures

    I have the same birthday as Donald trumps older sister...but different years! :)

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    Sylveon RibbonIl y a 14 heures

    I’m probably smarter than that slime *energy equals mass times the speed of light*

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    Joshua LeeIl y a 14 heures

    *Anti-vaxxers have left the chat*

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    shaykhriyadhIl y a 14 heures

    Look at this drone

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    Dan PhamIl y a 14 heures

    who here is so short 😭

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    ROBERT ANDERSONIl y a 14 heures


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    asdf asdfIl y a 14 heures

    2:17 me after eating chipotle

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    Alyssa MuellerIl y a 14 heures

    I’m not scared of Holes 🕳 just makes me wanna scratch the holes away or rip it off lol Idk why tho

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    Estela EscalanteIl y a 14 heures

    She blew my mind! Edit. THEY BLEW MY MIND

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    Zill MiracleIl y a 14 heures

    Amanda and Meredith are both wearing makeup too, sometimes if people have a similar aesthetic my brain mixes them up regardless of face. The not remembering details thing is so true! I will always remember a person's hair and face shape but unless someone has dark brown eyes or mentions their eye color in conversation I won't remember.

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    Sid SmilyIl y a 15 heures

    Is it like this that kyper belt or asteroid belt will form another planet or moon like structure in the next millions of years??

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    Thomas BortzIl y a 15 heures

    I’ll admit I didn’t watch the video before commenting this but DNA is also proof AGAINST evolution because it is irreducibly complex. Btw, the fossil record, fossils of most of the phyla of all animals living today found alongside fossils of dinosaurs, and the fact that there are really no transitional fossils found anywhere(“Lucy” and other “transitional fossils” for humans have all been debunked) are all proof against evolution. A few years ago a lot of scientists got together to try and come up with a new model for evolution because all of the ones they have today don’t work because of modern evidence, and guess what, they came up with nothing. Evolution, in my opinion, is a theory that can not be backed up by evidence found today.

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    Game FoolIl y a 15 heures

    23andMe *MORE LIKE 23INME*

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    wassollderscheiss33Il y a 15 heures

    The answer to the fermi paradox lies in biological intelligence creating AI and AI shutting itself off for not seeing any meaning in existing.