posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 12:24 AM
Intelligent life has to be perceived by that species. For example do apes consider us more intelligent than them? Probably not, they just look at us
as another species of animals because they dont understand intelligence as we understand. They dont know anything about human creations such as cars,
planes, spacecraft, TV, Internet etc. They may see some of these things but they dont associate these things as being created by humans.
Similarly, animals have their own level of intelligence. Those animals who use tools must have a superior feeling compared to others.
If we look at the universe, then there may be highly advanced civilizations that may find our intelligence primitive.
Inteligence is a word created by man for his own convinence and we use it a barometer of our success and failure
[edit on 18-2-2009 by sunny_2008ny]