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  • #46
    Originally posted by Trucker View Post

    Do you know of a less "primitive species [your choice of terms]?
    We are able to envisage a "less primitive species" and have a long history of social reform to enable it to develop. One would hope that a highly advanced intelligent species, should it ever be able to reach us, would be equally advanced in social values.
    “He felt that his whole life was a kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it.” - Douglas Adams.

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    • #47
      Originally posted by Tassman View Post
      We are able to envisage a "less primitive species" and have a long history of social reform to enable it to develop. One would hope that a highly advanced intelligent species, should it ever be able to reach us, would be equally advanced in social values.
      So the long and short of is is simply wishful assumptions. In the real world you actually don't know of any terrestrial "less primitive species" or any extraterrestrial "highly advanced intelligent species"?

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      • #48
        Originally posted by Trucker View Post

        So the long and short of is is simply wishful assumptions. In the real world you actually don't know of any terrestrial "less primitive species" or any extraterrestrial "highly advanced intelligent species"?
        Indeed we don't know. And given the vast distances involved we may never know. But the probability is that there is likely to be intelligent life elsewhere given the sheer numbers of Earth-like exoplanets in our universe, which by some estimates number billions in our galaxy alone. .


        “He felt that his whole life was a kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it.” - Douglas Adams.

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        • #49
          Originally posted by Tassman View Post
          Indeed we don't know.
          Thank you.


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          • #50
            Originally posted by Trucker View Post

            Thank you.

            For what?

            The probability is that there is likely to be intelligent life elsewhere given the sheer numbers of Earth-like exoplanets in our universe, which by some estimates number billions in our galaxy alone. If life can evolve on Earth there is no reason to think it cannot evolve on the countless similar planets elsewhere in the universe.



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