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Old 04-19-2011, 08:27 AM   #16
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Old 04-19-2011, 12:05 PM   #17
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Old 04-19-2011, 07:39 PM   #19
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Old 04-19-2011, 07:51 PM   #20
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in·tel·li·gence
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1.
capacity for learning, reasoning, understanding, and similar forms of mental activity; aptitude in grasping truths, relationships, facts, meanings, etc.
2.
manifestation of a high mental capacity: He writes with intelligence and wit.
3.
the faculty of understanding.
4.
knowledge of an event, circumstance, etc., received or imparted; news; information.
5.
the gathering or distribution of information, especially secret information.

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Old 04-20-2011, 02:12 AM   #21
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Old 04-20-2011, 02:24 AM   #22
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I thought one of the key requirements is awareness of self

Included in awareness of self, is self-preservation.

I have a fairly good idea of where this is going, so I'll leave you to run with it.

Although, the other attributes stated do not necessarily rule out the awareness of self.

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Old 04-20-2011, 12:54 PM   #23
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Included in awareness of self, is self-preservation.

I have a fairly good idea of where this is going, so I'll leave you to run with it.

Although, the other attributes stated do not necessarily rule out the awareness of self.

Cheers.
I am unaware of any animals that do not have self preservation instincts
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Old 04-20-2011, 02:01 PM   #24
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Maybe it is arrogant to think that only Planet Earth has intelligent life.
It's certainly arrogant to think life on Earth is intelligent.

(And I was looking for a poll.)
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Old 04-20-2011, 06:47 PM   #25
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Define awareness of self.
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:02 PM   #26
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Given how many planets we've found lately, and how little time (relative to the size of the task) we've spent looking for them, I'd say it's a dead certainty that there's some life out there.

As far as intelligence goes, I think the only kind of intelligence worth thinking about is the kind that's able to send messages through space. No other intelligence is going to do us any good, barring FTL travel, really. I would expect such intelligence to be rare, but in a universe as large as ours, "rare" might mean that 10,000 planets exist that could communicate with us in our galaxy.
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Old 04-21-2011, 07:49 AM   #27
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You know when you look in the mirror and say "Damn I need a haircut" thats self awareness
For me it's when I look in the mirror and say "Gee, I could do with a head

transplant" that's self awareness by the bucket full.

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