In our latest Insight, Particle physicist Beatriz Gato-Rivera writes: “I want to explore the intriguing possibility of whether we could be immersed in a large civilization without being aware of it? Do mountain gorillas know that their ‘civilization’ is embedded in a larger ‘civilization’ corresponding to a much more evolved and intelligent species than themselves?? SETI could really be SETPI: the search for extraterrestrial primitive intelligence, because only primitive civilizations would allow themselves to be detected by external observers.” Subscribers: Listen to Whitley’s interview with Gato-Rivera on this week’s Dreamland.

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