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Originally posted by Sahabi
Well... if you look at how we are treating our precious Earth, I would say we are a bad example of intelligent life.
Intelligent beings destroying their own home...
Intelligent beings killing off massive amounts of living plants and animals...
Intelligent beings annihilating habitat and ecosystems...
We are a collective species of immature, selfish, and undisciplined brats that can't keep their bedrooms clean.
Living in balance with our planet and the fellow plant and animal brothers that call Earth home would make us a good example of intelligent life. Collectively, we suck.
Originally posted by Hefficide
reply to post by PhotonEffect
Obviously there is no comparison to base my thoughts upon. But, basically my gut feeling is that we would probably be described as the Jessica Simpson level intellect of the universe.
What is frightening is that we could very well be the intellectual apex... let that sink in for awhile.
Originally posted by PhotonEffect
Since we don't have an intelligent race from another planet to compare ourselves to, this question could be difficult to answer with any certainty. But perhaps it's just a matter of self reflection.
As an intelligent race of beings, did we do the best we could with what we were given?
I look at the world now and wonder: Is this as good as it gets for intelligent life in the universe? Or is it really any better anywhere else?
If we're a bad representation of intelligent life in the universe then where did we go wrong? Or did we evolve to become this way?
And if we're a good example, then what is the selling point of our race?
We're each a representation of the human race. We each provide a very small representation, but it is still a contribution, your contribution. And your contribution to our overall image as a race can carry weight.
We all know the difference between good and bad. That's intelligence. Given this, we all should know whether our own representation is a good one or a bad one.
And since we tend to surround ourselves with people who share our same values, beliefs and interests, then you can start to see how your representation of the human race could be reflected across a larger group.
So then a good place to start...
Does ATS, a collective sharing of all sorts of information from around the planet, represent more of what's good about us or bad?edit on 28-12-2010 by PhotonEffect because: (no reason given)