If there is intelligent life swimming in the oceans of Europa, they could be oblivious to the fact an entire universe exists beyond the thick sheets of ice above them.

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Just as we have been ignorant of that same universe for most of human existence.


And one of them realized it could get fed for free if it started a cult saying “there is nothing above the ceiling!” And it has its followers kill others that say otherwise as heretics. Because there is a meal ticket to protect.


Do they even know that layer of ice is there? Maybe they are a deep water species that relies on thermal vents at the bottom and have never even bothered to try and swim towards the surface.


Reminds me of a Valerian story: “Those are called stars.”


Stupid Europans.