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Originally posted by Chadwickus
Today I dripped sauce all over my shirt.
Originally posted by SaosinEngaged
reply to post by Haydn_17
I've spent a great deal of time pondering this very thing and working out several of my own theories. Arken is correct, statistics are on your side here.
What I believe is that alien "intelligences" are more akin to the aliens depicted in Avatar: sub-technological intelligences that are "tribal" in nature and to which electricity remains magical.
We, as a species, overlook and underhype just how damned progressed we are. To think, what was once a pool of primordial organic matter has now conquered spaceflight and genetic engineering I think is an accomplishment that is not shared by many other species in the Universe. I'm not saying we're unique by any means. What I'm saying is that my own beliefs line up with the notion that technological intelligences are much rarer than the average "believer" thinks.
Unfortunately at this time, there's really no way of knowing just how widespread technological intelligence is in the Universe. If, say for instance, technological intelligent life is found in the Alpha Centauri system when we finally get around to exploring it, the odds shoot way up that we have many more analogues out there in the Universe.
Originally posted by MrAndy
Somewhere in the universe, intelligent extraterrestrials may have just detected us and are making plans for contact.
Or have covered up all evidence of our existence!