How advanced do you think we are as a planet compared to other planets of life in the universe ? It's been bugging me lately


Fri, 06/03/2016 - 11:32am
bakayurei Says:

if the measure of advancement is how well a life form is able to survive new conditions and keep its genes in the universe then we're advanced enough to live almost anywhere on the earth's surface so we're fairly advanced, but we can't survive e.g. extremely cold water, living underwater at all except very briefly, volcanic vents, a highly sulfurous atmosphere, which are conditions that some kinds of bacteria can survive.. we can survive in space briefly as water bears can, we're about their equals and they're a 'primitive' life form.. life on earth, including us as its acme, is advanced enough to live pretty much where it evolved to survive, that's not very impressive when you think about it, even the apparently huge range of conditions we can survive in all happen on earth and don't range that widely.. an interplanetary species would be the next step up, they'd be survivors across multiple planets, that would be a better solution to problems faced by survival machines than any that could be worked out by natural selection.. we're not too far away from being an interplanetary species, just need better technology, the potential's all there ready for us to tap, so if there was a sapient alien species it would also probably have the capacity to colonize other planets, seems a minor step up, practically speaking, seems almost inevitable, so there'll be interplanetary species if there are smart ones at all.. then beyond that.. i guess a more advanced species wouldn't need to metabolize matter to release energy, wouldn't need energy to live, and would thus be immortal.. more advanced than that they might transcend time and space, exist eternally as pure consciousness.. and maybe in a dream of one of these beings there's a talking primate procrastinating on highdeas, speculating on advanced forms of life

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 1:18pm
drayday32 Says:

I've been looking into ancient Egypt and Atlantis and thoth and other Egyptian gods. I believe consciousness is possible, as well as immortality. I feel like they were more in tact to the universe as a species. And as comparing. I mean planet earth compared to a planet like ours somewhere else in our galaxy (assuming highly there is one somewhere)

Sat, 06/04/2016 - 6:58am

according to Richard Dawkins, with how big the universe is there are probably as 'few' as 1,000,000,000 planets in the universe containing life. So if you want to go off his numbers, then anything you imagine is probably not that far off the truth for at least 1 planet at 1 point in time.

(you can see the full interview with Richard Dawkins and Jon Stewart on this subject here: )

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 1:20pm
drayday32 Says:

The universe is always expanding, it's hard to believe a number on planets based off of an equation of what we are only able to see/reach. We don't know how big our universe is or where black holes or any other matter lead too. I just want that first breaking news of another planet with life, that has a species compared to human here, and see how we compare toe to toe