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On a long enough timeline. The survival rate for everyone drops to zero.
Is it our superior intellect?
Is it our advanced technology?
Is it our ability to care for one another, for the advancement of mankind?
Is it our need to advance our species to the stars?
Is it our destiny?
Is it our ability to communicate?
Is it our capacity to grow and learn from our mistakes?
Is it our superior leadership in times of crisis?
What will separate us from the other 99.9% of all life that has lived on this planet?
Originally posted by Balkan
I wonder how many 'intelligent' species out in the universe pollute and squander the resources they need to survive? If they are anything like us, probably quite a lot of them. 'Intelligent' shouldn't be used to describe human beings. 'Semi-intelligent' or 'pseudo-intelligent' might be better descriptions.