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Eddy Vluggen wrote:
There's none; there's not even intelligent life in the entire universe.
Life elsewhere might exist; but evolution says "fat chance" to intelligence. And so, we been given none, as will the others.

The idea of "intelligent" life out there is rediculous and arrogant; life favours not intelligence, but endurance and adaptablity.

Tongue in cheek aside, we know with 100% certainty that evolution can produce intelligent life (by which I mean life that can consciously consider abstract concepts). We are it. (As well as a small number of other Earthly animal species that demonstrate this ability to some extent).

Beyond that, we have wholly inadequate evidence on which to extrapolate as how life might or might not have evolved elsewhere. There is absolutely zero substantive reason to presume that either life or intelligent life could not or has not evolved elsewhere.

To state with such certainty, as you did, that intelligent could not have evolved elsewhere (when we know that it did evolve here and we have no reason to think that we are anything special) is simply non-sensical.

Eddy Vluggen wrote:
Homo Sapiens Sapiens is just latin for "Arrogant arrogant ape".

And yet it's you who is being arrogant. Wink | ;-) It is you is assuming that we are somehow special, that intelligent life could only have evolved here. In truth, we have no reason to think that we, this planet, or this solar system, are anything special.

Eddy Vluggen wrote:
Alien life is neither intelligent nor benevolent, IF it exists. We would shoot at it, regardless of its intentions; it is competition.

Good grief, let's just wait and find out, eh. Not all competition requires or ends in extermination, for a start, and that's even assuming that intelligent alien life is competitive!

That said, I'd prefer not to advertise our presence to the galaxy but that electromagnetic ship has long since sailed.

Since we know nothing about the possible nature of intelligent alien life (it could be oblivious to us, it could be benevolent, it could be malicious, we just don't know and we have nothing as yet on which to base substantive predictions), the most rational course of action seems to be to continue to advance our technology as quickly as possible.

The ability to have big flying things with guns by the time (if) we meet our first overt[1] intelligent aliens would be a useful fallback in case they're not friendly.


Footnote:-
1: Yeah, I recognise the currently un-disprovable possibilities that they are here now on a 'duckblind' style mission, or we're in a zoo, or they are just observing a 'prime directive' style radio silence in terms of any technology we could actually detect. Or we're bots in a simulation.
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