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Happy New Year! We had a nice quiet time here, so nobody is suffering with any party regrets. Hopefully you're doing okay as well, or at least that your pet hangover cure does the trick. There were a lot of downs in the ups and downs of last year, so here's to a 2018 that has more ups than Michael Jordan!

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31. Re: Zoo Theory Jan 3, 2018, 14:52 jdreyer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 3, 2018, 05:44:
It's not about sharing values though it'd be nice if they did, it's about the fact that no species behaves 100% monolithic so non-interference would never be the 100% agreed upon opinion.

This is an assumption not in evidence. We have no idea what rules an advanced alien culture might have and how they might enforce them.

And ants are also very different among their species lines, but ants don't build space-ships Neither does any other living thing on this planet aside from us.

Ants build cooperative civilizations, just like we do. Aliens could have an intelligence so far beyond ours that we are like ants to them. Ditto for their technology.

Basically, you can't beat the Fermi Paradox, the most likely scenario (currently) is that we are indeed the only intelligent sentient life-form that is space-faring in our galaxy and any alien life we may ever come across is probably the kind we uplift from slightly lesser species or create ourselves through various factors.

Sure, until proven otherwise, we're the only intelligent species in the universe. The problem with the Fermi paradox is that we're so technologically nascent that the ability to detect aliens is most likely beyond us. Another example is our solar system. We had to assume we were the only solar system with planets. We could theorize, but couldn't prove. Then we got the technology to detect exoplanets. No we know, there are lots of star systems with planetary bodies.

The bottom line is that we don't have enough information either way. Our technology is insufficient.
 
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