posted on Aug, 9 2010 @ 03:58 PM
reply to post by PW229
I'm not the type of individual that likes to equate intelligence to morality, but you tend to see that a lot on here.
I understand why that's done, because as a species, our morals are questionable sometimes and you would think a very intelligent species would be
purely benevolent, but that doesn't change the fact that we, as a race, have achieved incredible things.
Yes, the Milky Way has some 400 billion stars, and I'm still willing to be life is fairly common in other solar systems. But it still seems, to me at
least, that a tremendously large number of conditions must be met before a living organism can become intelligent, not just alive. And still, we
really don't have a firm metric to gauge just where we place in the whole of the universe just yet.
We could be gods, or we could be apes.