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    Question Do you believe there is other Intelligent Life in the Universe


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    I figure there probably is. My main doubts is whether FTL travel will ever be possible and therefore the possibility of meeting intelligent life elsewhere is all but impossible because of that unless we can find a way to become effectively immortal.
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    There's a very good chance there is. FTL travel is not impossible, but whether or not a civilization can survive long enough to develop it remains to be seen.

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    I wasn't aware there was already intelligent life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jinx View Post
    I wasn't aware there was already intelligent life.
    Oooh, salty.

    Maybe there is, maybe there isn't. Time will tell, hopefully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Carnelian View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jinx View Post
    I wasn't aware there was already intelligent life.
    Oooh, salty.
    damn, i was going for edgy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jinx View Post
    I wasn't aware there was already intelligent life.
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    Probably--the universe is a big place. That said, the reason why they don't see us is probably: a.) there's no reason to suppose they have space travel, radio towers, or any other technology we have, b.) they're probably too far away anyway.

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    I watched some interesting videos on this recently - this guy suggested that, if we had an advanced enough AI-controlled ship, it could maybe carry human embryos to another planet if 1% of light speed could be achieved. But if the planet couldn't support life right away, the ship would also have to have the means of fixing that, and probably need to carry a lot of materials the whole way too. Not to mention a way of raising the embryos.

    He also has a video speculating as to why we might not have heard from advanced alien life if it exists.

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    Considering the hundreds of billions of other galaxies in the universe then it's pretty much guaranteed there is life elsewhere. Even if they are way more advanced than us we're still gonna be pretty difficult to locate considering how many other options they have to choose from.

    So yeah, it's pretty much certain though we'll probably never ever know about them.

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    Yep, it's out there somewhere, and if they ftl travel, they're hopefully smart enough to stay away from us. Can't imagine we're the model of a well adjusted global population.
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    I guess a follow up question I should ask for everyone who said yes is whether you believe intelligence to build a technologically/cultural driven society is inevitable as long as there is life on a planet? Does evolution always result in intelligent beings?

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    I think thatís a very difficult question to answer considering that the only empirical data we have to go on comes from exactly one planet. Not exactly enough to corroborate data.

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