posted on Feb, 10 2013 @ 04:11 PM
This is question I would like to propose.
The rogue mutation of our genes over time is probably the reason of our great evolution through a relatively short period of time. Genes like SRGAP2,
which controls the development of the neocortex which is responsible for conscious thought and higher functions.
Who knows the precise time of this change, but let's assume it was roughly 2.5 million years ago. This change may have been a near impossibility I'm
not too sure, but if so, we can presume that life itself may be common but that intelligent life could be a chance so small we are infact a living
The dinosaurs for instance surviving and reigning for over 130 million years, they had competition for survival and were constantly evolving. But, of
course dinosaurs died out in what we are led to believe was a process taking over 200,000 years, after the meteor impact;
Why did they never in their existence achieve a mutation leading to increased cognition?
Why did they never evolve with the ability and adaptations to interact with their surroundings more intimately, like Humans?
I suppose the main question I wish to ask is, was our rogue evolution and adaptation a spontaneous change that gave birth to conscious intelligence?
Or is there more to the story than we know?
If the chance of such a mutation is so small, maybe we really are alone. The wonderful notion this leads to is quite astonishing though, because we
have the ability to uncover the secrets of nature and science and although we maybe a one off, we could one day seed the universe with intelligent
We could one day be the Gods that distant planetary inhabitants dream about.