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Heroes Community > Other Games Exist Too > Thread: Probability of Alien Civilizations?
Thread: Probability of Alien Civilizations? This thread is 4 pages long: 1 2 3 4 · «PREV
JollyJoker
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posted February 10, 2021 04:34 PM

Yup, evolution at work.

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Blizzardboy
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posted February 10, 2021 05:57 PM

It's an alien who is stranded on Earth and needed a job.
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friendofgunnar
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posted February 11, 2021 04:41 AM

been reading the thread, had to lol at the bot. It reminds of "Accelerando" by Charles Stross. The basic gist of the story is that humans are merely a transitional species in between animals and sentient corporate instruments.

As far as who who take over the earth if we killed ourselves off, I would put all my money on the baboons.

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friendofgunnar
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posted February 11, 2021 04:52 AM

btw I read this science article a long time ago (in a magazine) and I've been looking for it ever since. I think it was in New Scientist. It collected data about brain size related to body size, which is used as a fairly good predictor of intelligence, and it showed that amongst all biological genuses there were species who developed larger and larger brains over time (relative to body size). The point was that if you accept the correlation between encephalization quotient and intelligence then it indicates that intelligence keeps increasing over time, which means that sentience and thus civilization is inevitable.

wish I could find the article

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QueenLovesize
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posted April 18, 2021 01:29 PM

PandaTar said:
Humans, brains and theories are simply too limited. Our perceptions, contraptions, senses, interests and assumptions are too limited. We have just our planet as reference. We are not even 100% sure we exist or we are just a computational simulation. And faith is just another tool, just as limited as humans are.

90% of our universe (observable, that is, which could mean another infinity of possibilities, so even that number is just hypothetical) is made of something people tagged a name on but have no idea of what it is. The rest is made of limited information, matter, based on long-range observations of the past, which might be blatantly different from what's really happening there.

We don't even know all stuff happening on our own planet, what's happening at the deepest depths of our oceans. We don't now how many species of creatures are present on this planet. We still find new elements to add to our chart, some new metal, gas, etc., keeping in mind we don't have other places to fumble upon. We have some organisms that survive at very extreme conditions, such as the tardigrades. And even that extreme condition is so partial. It's solely based on ourselves.

Other civilizations might not be even bothered with these questions. Might not even be limited to our 4 dimensional cage, might have a very different correlation with time 1 second could be their whole civilization timespan, whilst others might evolve for the next trillion years and we'll not know. There will be plenty of starts by then, more stable ones. Or they might not exist on our 4 dimensional vector and are just wondering about other civilizations right now on this very planet, as much as 'now' means, that is, not able to perceive our existance.

Other life forms, even intelligent, might not be organized as a civilization. There might have another, more successful relationship between creatures of the same species, even proving civilization is bound to failure. What do we know? We observe animals, insects, ourselves. That's our cue.

I believe there are other forms of intelligence outside our minuscule and petty planet. But I rather understand religion-guided people. The hope is just akin to mine, just on different sides of the spectrum, but the essence is the same. A god could be just another life form. There's always a saying that the man cannot truly understand the designs of god, so how come people still say that god wants this and that all the same? Still, people simply choose to believe, that's their interpretation. It's not necessary a truth. Science is similar, there are many unknown factors out there, but scientists generally don't choose to believe about them, they theorize through observation and, at some point, interpretation as well. Either sides cannot prove the whys of a lot of unknown variables as for now, be that God's plans or what happens beyond the event horizon of a black-hole. Either sides simply choose an action to deal with that, whichever makes them feel more comfortable with, more loved, more curious, more exilarated, complete.

I personally think that having both things, advanced civilizations and a God is giving much more credit to God than focusing on our own, little bubble of air. That's the best scenario on my humble opinion. Creation and destruction is all around us. And we are not going to find all answers in our lifetime, nor in our afterlife, if such thing exists.


So true!! I feel like humans need reasoning to things which they can't understand. Believing one all-powerful being created everything is a simple way to explain why things are the way they are. Most religious people will take that as an insult, but that's not being open minded. We as humans are learning every day and changing our beliefs by seeing other point of views with an open mind. You make such great points!
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topdev
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posted July 23, 2021 09:25 AM

Thanks, Caroline! This question is very interesting. A lot of people believe or want to believe that we are not alone. I think that somewhere there are other civilizations and one day we will meet them. I think that I can create a game about it. I work as an app developer and I know how to [url=https://madappgang.com/blog/how-to-build-a-mobile-app-for-restaurant-ordering/]create restaurant app[/url] cause I build a couple of apps for famous restaurants. It's always very hard to change your expertise.

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