Saturday, November 18, 2017
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in
This news story is archived which means that, while it is still available to view, the information contained within may be outdated and the original source site/link may no longer be viewable.

For the most recent stories, please visit either the site's home page or main news section.

Are we the earliest intelligent species ?

Posted on Wednesday, 10 October, 2012 | Comment icon 114 comments


Image credit: NASA

 
Could humans be one of the earliest or even the first intelligent species to evolve in the universe ?

Most people believe that we will eventually find life elsewhere in the universe despite us having found no conclusive evidence of it so far. SETI has been hunting for signs of an advanced alien civilization for years but has to date come up with nothing. Could it be that intelligent life is simply too 'young' to be sufficiently widespread for contact to occur ? What if humans are one of the first ever intelligent species to exist in the universe ?

Arthur C Clarke once commented on this possibility by suggesting that in a trillion years advanced civilizations may look back on us and say "they knew the Universe when it was young."

Perhaps he was right.

"There are 200 billion stars in the Milky Way and 90% are small enough and old enough to have planets in orbit."

  View: Full article

 Source: Daily Galaxy


  Discuss: View comments (114)

   


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #105 Posted by psyche101 on 1 November, 2012, 3:42
I have too agree on the cave paintings psyche 101 ! I wonder in thirty thousand years what intelligent beings will think of our C/D disc ? or Jumbo tron`s Screens? Only time will tell. And Only what ever is around at said time will record the way they Look at what they See ! Maybe It will be by spitting onto a cliff side in upper N.Y ? HI D Good call mate, someone will no doubt believe we had a shrink ray. My niece spent quite some time gathering oral Australian Indigenous history, but Google stole some of it. The Uni took them to court, but had no luck against a giant like Google. They lost w... [More]
Comment icon #106 Posted by TheLastLazyGun on 1 November, 2012, 15:05
Could humans be one of the earliest or even the first intelligent species to evolve in the universe ? Humans aren't a species. Our species is homo sapiens sapiens, just one of many human species which has existed on this planet. Could humans be one of the earliest or even the first intelligent species to evolve in the universe ? Humans aren't a species. Our species is homo sapiens sapiens, just one of many human species which has existed on this planet.
Comment icon #107 Posted by TheLastLazyGun on 1 November, 2012, 15:17
I'm a Victorian.
Comment icon #108 Posted by TheLastLazyGun on 1 November, 2012, 15:18
DONTEATUS, on 31 October 2012 - 10:06 PM, said:I have too agree on the cave paintings psyche 101 ! I wonder in thirty thousand years what intelligent beings will think of our C/D disc ? or Jumbo tron`s Screens? Only time will tell. And Only what ever is around at said time will record the way they Look at what they See ! Maybe It will be by spitting onto a cliff side in upper N.Y ? this is the world's oldest known cave art, done in Spain about 40,000 years ago. In fact, it may have been done by a different species of human - the Neanderthals.
Comment icon #109 Posted by Slave2Fate on 1 November, 2012, 15:48
Humans aren't a species. Our species is homo sapiens sapiens, just one of many human species which has existed on this planet. Meh, semantics. We are the only existing species of homo sapien, tomAYto tomAHto. Regardless, our 'human heritage' was certainly one of the first to give rise to higher intelligence on Earth. Poorly worded or not it is still a valid question.
Comment icon #110 Posted by Orcseeker on 3 November, 2012, 13:26
I do envy you, that must have been nothing less than fascinating. I would like to have more faith in the UN, but they do seem to be very much the toothless tiger. I think it will be more how you suggest, and that local cimmunities will have to band together to make other aware of such distasteful practises. After seeing things like that it made me think we really underestimate the people over there and what they are capable of with what they have. I'd agree with you on the UN as well. The countries are also realising the value of their plants and animals to them as well, such as a rare turtle ... [More]
Comment icon #111 Posted by DONTEATUS on 4 November, 2012, 4:42
Well everyone have a good spit on the wall and see you all,ANd thanks for all the Fish !
Comment icon #112 Posted by blind pew on 17 November, 2012, 4:50
I believe if we survive for another 500 to 1000 years we will become like the klingon race.
Comment icon #113 Posted by Daniel Knight on 5 January, 2013, 6:28
When will you stupid scientologists stop pushing evolution atheist and cult nonsense? Shut up already and accept reality. God damn, grow up. "Dur I hate God some I'm gonna believe in evolution and big bangs and not admit the Bible is true duuuur." Shut up, what immaturity. http://eternian.wordpress.com/evidence
Comment icon #114 Posted by The Silver Thong on 5 January, 2013, 7:13
If man were to die out tomorrow 65 million yrs from now would we be concidered primates because the new guys didn`t understand our backward ways so to speak. i think we are the first on this planet but again in 100 yrs nobody will know what Detroit Michigan was all about.


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

6033156
259163
171126

 
China to build nuclear-powered space shuttle
11-17-2017
The long-term roadmap for China's space program has been revealed by one of its primary contractors.
Skepticism surrounds head transplant success
11-17-2017
Controversial surgeon Sergio Canavero claims that he has performed the first ever human head transplant.
Alien hunters send message to nearby system
11-17-2017
Astronomers are hoping to one day establish contact with an advanced extraterrestrial civilization.
Mystery surrounds $450M da Vinci painting
11-16-2017
The 500-year-old painting, which sold for a record-breaking sum at auction, has a few peculiarities.
Other news in this category
Alien hunters send message to nearby system
Posted 11-17-2017 | 2 comments
Astronomers are hoping to one day establish contact with an advanced extraterrestrial civilization....
 
Billionaire to fund alien-hunting mission
Posted 11-12-2017 | 26 comments
Yuri Milner is looking to send a spacecraft to Enceladus to look for evidence of extraterrestrial life....
 
Russian boy claims he used to live on Mars
Posted 11-7-2017 | 84 comments
Boriska Kipriyanovich, who has baffled doctors for 20 years, claims he lived on Mars in his past life....
 
What would a real alien actually look like ?
Posted 11-1-2017 | 40 comments
Scientists believe that extraterrestrial life is likely to have a lot in common with life on Earth....
 
Could an alien civilization evolve underwater?
Posted 10-25-2017 | 86 comments
Planetary scientist Alan Stern has suggested that some civilizations may live below a planet's surface....
 
Miami politician was 'abducted by aliens'
Posted 10-17-2017 | 21 comments
Congressional candidate Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera recalls having alien abduction experiences as a child....
 
Could dust explain 'alien megastructure' star ?
Posted 10-5-2017 | 380 comments
A new study has cast doubt on the idea that astronomers have discovered a large alien structure in space....
 
Shostak: 'we will find ET within 20 years'
Posted 10-3-2017 | 30 comments
SETI astronomer Seth Shostak maintains that we will find evidence of intelligent aliens within two decades....
 
How easy is it for ET to observe the Earth ?
Posted 9-9-2017 | 5 comments
Astronomers have identified nine planets from which intelligent aliens could potentially be watching us....
 
15 mystery high-energy radio bursts detected
Posted 8-31-2017 | 18 comments
The unidentified radio pulses were picked up from an unknown source in a distant part of the universe....
 
Mars rovers to focus on the search for life
Posted 8-18-2017 | 4 comments
Two upcoming Mars rover missions will attempt to determine if the Red Planet was once home to life....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com 2001-2017
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ