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This was an extremely well thought out OP, and I happen to agree with it almost in its entirety. I think too may people define life and even intelligent life to mean equal to or more advanced than us. For all we really know, it could very well be that all other life on every planet supporting life is less than or equal to our existence. Perhaps even extremely less advanced.
This is why I will continue to remain a skeptic on all things UFO. I absolutely believe there is other life out there. Somewhere. I have no reason to believe any of those life forms possess the ability to travel to Earth. And I also believe in a higher power. call it God or whatever you want. Not the biblical version, but something. And as such, I don't believe that "God" created the entire universe, put man on Earth and said, "Well look at that. nailed it perfectly on the first try. No need to use the rest of these planets."
That being said, I will never challenge or question those who claim to have had an encounter, abduction, etc. Only they know what they saw and it isn't my place to tell them they are wrong. I don't personally believe we are being visited by anything, but I don't walk in others shoes either.
In my mind there is no question whatsoever that we are not the only intelligent life forms in the universe. I wonder though, what percentage of extinct alien species were responsible for their own demise and extinction - which is just what I think will be the eventual case for the human race.
...of course I hope that is NOT true. But really, our technology seems to be evolving more quickly than our souls (for lack of a better term). Maybe this recent surge in technological advances is a result of finding, or being given, alien technology. For our race to survive our own scientific creations we need a serious moral and spiritual overhaul.
we, as a species, are on our way to immortality both through biotechnology and robotics. And we'll have achieved this on a timescale, again, in the thousands of years rather than millions or billions. With the continued exponential acceleration of our collective technological prowess, within a hundred thousand years we could be on our way to being a type 3 civilization fully utilizing all the resources in our galaxy.
"Either we are the only intelligent species in the galaxy or we aren't. Either option is mind boggling"
Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying. Source