Assuming that extra-terrestrials are more intelligent than us

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In summary, the conversation discusses the assumption that extra-terrestrial life is more intelligent than humans and questions why this is the case. It is noted that there could potentially be primitive life forms in the universe, but if aliens have the technology for interstellar travel, they must be more advanced than us. The conversation also mentions that current models suggest a significant time difference between the development of humans and extra-terrestrial life. Lastly, it is mentioned that scientists are open to finding any form of life, not just intelligent beings, on other planets.

If you believe in "aliens", do you think some are more advanced than us?

  • some can be less advanced

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  • they can be at the same rate

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  • most are more advanced advanced

    Votes: 2 16.7%
  • Probably a different range depending on the species

    Votes: 10 83.3%

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Why is everyone assuming that extra-terrestrials are more intelligent than us. If we view a timeline of the universe, our development has developed at a certain rate. Why is everyone assuming that the rate of extra-terrestrial development is greater or the same as ours. Why isn't anyone saying that there are primative aliens. :confused:
 
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I don't think anyone is saying there aren't lifeforms more primitive than ourselves in the universe. They might not necessarily say there are either. The problem is, if ETs have the capability for interstellar travel then how could they not be more technologically advanced than us. If the ETs that are reported to be seen here on Earth are real, then they must have used technology beyond our current capabilities to travel the distance from their own worlds to ours. As a race they would be more intelligent than us.
 
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Isn't it just that our 'joint' is so fresh that we're just a bunch of infantiles ... which of course shows :smile: .
 
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Currently, cosmological and biological models suggest that ETs could have had up to a one billion years head start on us. So its not a matter of the rate, it's the time. Also, most scientists would be happy to find extraterrestrial slime; not to mention intelligent creatures such as ET earwigs, or ET kitty cats. And in fact, what we look for on places like Mars, Titan, Europa, and other places that could harbor life, is evidence of any life, slime or otherwise.
 

1. Are there any scientific theories that support the idea of extra-terrestrials being more intelligent than us?

Yes, there are several scientific theories that suggest the possibility of extra-terrestrial life being more intelligent than us. One theory is the "Fermi Paradox", which suggests that with the billions of potentially habitable planets in our universe, it is statistically likely that there are other intelligent civilizations out there. Another theory is the "Drake Equation", which estimates the number of potential intelligent civilizations in our galaxy based on factors such as the number of habitable planets and the likelihood of life developing on them.

2. How would we communicate with extra-terrestrial beings who are more intelligent than us?

Communicating with extra-terrestrial beings who are more intelligent than us would likely require using advanced technology and methods that we do not currently have. One approach could be through the use of mathematical and scientific concepts, as these are universal languages that could potentially be understood by any intelligent beings. Another possibility is the use of advanced technology that can interpret and translate different languages and communication methods.

3. What would be the implications if we discovered extra-terrestrial beings who are more intelligent than us?

The discovery of extra-terrestrial beings who are more intelligent than us would have significant implications for our understanding of the universe and our place in it. It could also lead to advancements in science and technology as we learn from their more advanced civilizations. Additionally, it may challenge our beliefs and perspectives on life and our own intelligence.

4. How would the presence of extra-terrestrial beings who are more intelligent than us impact our society?

The impact on society would depend on the nature of the interaction with these extra-terrestrial beings. It could potentially lead to fear and conflict, as well as curiosity and excitement. It could also bring about cultural and societal changes as we learn from and potentially interact with these beings. It may also have an impact on our religions and beliefs about our place in the universe.

5. Is there any evidence to suggest that extra-terrestrial beings are more intelligent than us?

There is currently no concrete evidence that extra-terrestrial beings are more intelligent than us. However, there have been reported sightings and encounters with unidentified flying objects (UFOs) and other unexplained phenomena that some believe could be evidence of extra-terrestrial intelligence. Additionally, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) continues to scan the universe for any potential signals or signs of intelligent life. While there is no conclusive evidence, the possibility cannot be ruled out.

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