Another intelligent life in the universe, how do you imagine it?

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    Everything about the universe has interested me since my early childhood, so I tell myself that there is surely another form of intelligent life in the immensity of the universe, we are certainly not the only ones, but what appearance? we are used to seeing the alien and their appearance, but would it not have any other shape?

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    I think we'd see very different things depending on whether we visited them or they visited us. If the former, we have to remember that for most of Earths history life was pretty simple so odds are against stumbling on intelligent life. If the latter, I think they'd be adapted to space travel (assuming there is no such thing as faster-than-light travel). I'd guess physically they'd be artificial and very, very small. They could be built on the scale of atoms or even smaller and already be living here undetected.
     
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    Given the numbers involved it would be idiotic to think we are the only so called intelligent life if you want to call us intelligent. I often think we not so very smart. Hell just look at all the democrats out there and they aren't intelligent at all. How smart is it to shoot you own foot off all the time?
     
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    Please don't bring that kind of politics into the science and technology forum.

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    Carl Sagan and his series Cosmos covered what he thought life on other planets might be. Sort of imaginative but who knows. We keep thinking of green bipeds with big heads and two antennae.

    I think any planet that is not so cold that most chemical reactions can't happen, and not so hot that everything keeps breaking apart might support life. It would need a variety of abundant chemicals so that complex systems can form, not necessarily carbon based. Actual intelligence and self awareness may be quite rare. There are definitions that philosophers think are the minimal criteria for life. It is interesting to think about what a simple life form might be like.

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    Fingers crossed ...

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    I still say we're living in a simulation -- a video game. The universe is big only because this is our universe. We are alone except God and His world who occasionally enters our universe.

    There is nobody out there and we could never know anyway because of the physical laws that govern this video game world we exist in.
     
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    How I imagine another intelligent species in the universe?

    ... Hmm ...

     
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    I just found out I may be the product of alien interbreeding or at least genetic engineering (I'm rh negative)

     
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    Life on earth has come about because of a number of events that have come together, and the universe that was born 13.7 billion years ago probably has some intelligent life somewhere in the universe that would be there before us humans.

    We’ ve been overlooked by advanced ET civilizations- Stephen Hawking.

    We’ ve been overlooked by advanced ET civilizations- Stephen Hawking | wordlessTech

    A form of life that could live on a planet with a cold climate

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