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Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space.

 

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On 12/10/2019 at 11:27 AM, mrniaboc said:

That's exactly right. Obviously we haven't observed any yet, but the numbers mean that there are an unbelievable amount of chances for life to form. It would be mathematically surprising (to say the least) if Earth was the only place it happened. 

One of the key factors for intelligent life or advanced scientific  civilisations though, is how long they'd last. Would it be in the nature of these societies to destroy themselves? Let's face it we've come close and we could only consider ourselves in that category for less than 100years.

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1 hour ago, biffer said:

One of the key factors for intelligent life or advanced scientific  civilisations though, is how long they'd last. Would it be in the nature of these societies to destroy themselves? Let's face it we've come close and we could only consider ourselves in that category for less than 100years.

I'm not convinced that the definition of intelligence is correct if allows us to destroy ourselves.   Maybe we get a wee inkling and then just think, "fck it".

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2 minutes ago, Grim Jim said:

I'm not convinced that the definition of intelligence is correct if allows us to destroy ourselves.   Maybe we get a wee inkling and then just think, "fck it".

Yeah, that's why I also put scientifically advanced! 

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15 hours ago, thplinth said:

 

He's on so they don't cover impeachment, it's stated explicitly at the start and implicitly at the end.

 

Still interesting though.

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Incidentally, wrt the Fermi Paradox, there's a whack of interesting stuff about the great filter online if you go and have a look. Have we passed through it, are we yet to approach it, where in the evolutionary chain would it hit. 

It's worth remembering that it took two and a half times longer to go from single celled life to multi celled life than it did to go from the first multi celled life to us now. 

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