I've heard there are some pacifist hippy ants somewhere. Unless they've become extinct.
Bet they smoke grass!
It seems the ‘odds against’ approach are fully based (biased) on what happened here on earth. Sure it’s possible, but one cannot eliminate an almost countless number of other ‘alien’ evolutionary scenarios that would likely follow a different path than here.
Why would alien life and intelligence have to hurdle the same barriers that got life to where it is. Even here on earth, alternate biologies could have resulted in intelligent life... and still can.
Evolution is is a process that seeks out the best routes to success, not a process confined to stumbling onto one lucky break after another. It’s more like lightning which sends out many feeler paths and then, at the last micro-second chooses the most promising route.
Anyway, show me any object, process, condition etc. in the universe that is singularity unique.
On a distant planet....
B: Hey Ekk, yo Ekk!
E: What’s up Bleem?
B: Check this out. I just picked it up on the sub-space link from Earth.
E: What, more on the dude with the big hair?
B: No, no. This article says it could be highly probable that THEY are the only intelligence in the universe!
E: WHAT? Not back to that again. Didn’t they learn anything from that Ptolemy dude?
B: Guess not Ekk. Strange creatures, man.
E: You got that right pal. And they have the nerve to wonder why none of us communicate with them. Hello!
Edited by Joe1950, 18 October 2019 - 11:41 PM.