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    Do you people ever...

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    ... have those moments where you just question reality and are paralyzed for a while because the concept of life just seems so overwhelming?

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    I pretty much never stop thinking about this sort of thing, but I have never attempted to study formal writing on the subject such as what you have linked here.

    The seemingly unlikely state of our very existence and our acute awareness of whatever we are is frightening and humbling to say the least.

    The best thing to do is to make ritualistic noises using multiple devices and then combine them in pleasing ways. Weird.

    PS - We are also really small.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beezelbubba View Post
    Gerg...please take care of this!
    Let me monitor where this idiotic faux-intellectualism goes first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schwarzenyaeger View Post
    ... have those moments where you just question reality and are paralyzed for a while because the concept of life just seems so overwhelming?
    No. Next question?
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    Life in the universe is probably pretty common. Intelligent life (to the degree where it could feasibly contact civilisations outside its own world) I feel is exceedingly rare and unlikely to last very long. Life on Earth took almost four billion years of evolution to develop intelligent life. It may never have done, because intelligence is not a target that "evolution" is aiming at. Intelligence is not a common or generally useful survival strategy in organisms. You can get along far better being stupid and reproducing fast. This, compounded with the stupendous interstellar distances involved, makes it of no surprise to me that no extraterrestrial civilisations have made contact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba po View Post
    Life in the universe is probably pretty common. Intelligent life (to the degree where it could feasibly contact civilisations outside its own world) I feel is exceedingly rare and unlikely to last very long. Life on Earth took almost four billion years of evolution to develop intelligent life. It may never have done, because intelligence is not a target that "evolution" is aiming at. Intelligence is not a common or generally useful survival strategy in organisms. You can get along far better being stupid and reproducing fast. This, compounded with the stupendous interstellar distances involved, makes it of no surprise to me that no extraterrestrial civilisations have made contact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kindafishy View Post
    I pretty much never stop thinking about this sort of thing, but I have never attempted to study formal writing on the subject such as what you have linked here.

    The seemingly unlikely state of our very existence and our acute awareness of whatever we are is frightening and humbling to say the least.

    The best thing to do is to make ritualistic noises using multiple devices and then combine them in pleasing ways. Weird.

    PS - We are also really small.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba po..
    This, compounded with the stupendous interstellar distances involved, makes it of no surprise to me that no extraterrestrial civilizations have made contact.
    Exactly. On one hand you have all the shit that has to go right just for something like us to happen..
    On the other, how arrogant to think we're 'It'- the 'only ones'.

    But probably yeah that's the pisser. It don't much matter.
    The distances are so huge.. We (or 'They) come and go before our feeble little 'broadcasts' even reach those other shores.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Ghost of FM View Post
    Wait!

    Are you saying Seven of Nine isn't real?

    Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by guitaristic View Post
    No. Next question?
    OK
    Why not?
    Do you have all the answers?!

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