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In the search for intelligent life, it is very possible for us to encounter an artificial intelligence created by a species more advanced than us. A sufficiently advanced form of AI could be indistinguishable from natural intelligence as we know it. The question of intelligence questions what we think is true of intelligent and sentient life forms. How would we distinguish between the two, and if we encounter an AI vs another species, do we accept them as a representative of their creators?…Continue
There have been many arguments to determine which function of life came first. The ability to use energy or the ability to record and transfer genetic information. To me it seems very contradictory to discern which one of them came first because it appears that life as we know it could not have existed without both simultaneously working.
There is no logical purpose for the efficient use of energy to exist if there was no way to transfer that information onto the next…Continue
My belief in the formation of life, with current observations taken into account, is that it is an eventuality when the habitable conditions are met. Given time and minimal resources, it is my understanding that the organized formation of life is something that will occur in any situation.
Taking Earth as the only planet with life known to exist, its early history is riddled with chaos and conditions that would never produce life as we know it. In my view the early Earth would…Continue