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originally posted by: Kandinsky
originally posted by: Soylent Green Is People
a reply to: prevenge
I don't think an "intelligent, bipedal organism" is necessarily the goal of the evolution of life on Earth.
It's ripe for speculation though! Life likes to spread into all available niches. "Intelligent, bipedal organisms" are thus far its best chance of spreading into off-world niches. Maybe, just maybe, our technological prowess is an expression of life's drive to perpetuate? In that context, our romantic aspirations to explore space would be better described as mundane biological imperatives.