Why would the planet earth produce only ONE ...

Why would the planet earth produce only ONE species in 5 billion years and in only the most recent geological period, with an awareness of its place in the universe ?

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Wouldn't some planets produce a multiple variety of intelligent species with an awareness of their place in the universe capable of leaving their host planet ? And why would evolution even produce a species that would want to leave a perfectly healthy environment for one so deadly as space ? 

Last of the Mohicans

When you consider the odds of any lifeforms developing to the point of intellectual self awareness. It's miraculous that any species came about.

Keep in mind that 99.99% of all life on earth is single celled.

 

And by the way. What makes you think that we are the only ones who are in fact self aware? Whales have much bigger brains then us. Can you tell me what's going on in there?

And then of course we have house cats, who are clearly superior to us and dogs in every possible conceivable way. ( or at least so they believe )

Hay. You think I'm crazy? You should hear the voices in my head. Those people have issues.

All that lives knows about God.
Atheists deny the truth.
Cult of bigots, liars, frauds, morons.
Typical a's spread hoaxes & lies.

Leftists drive ppl to grudges. What good is there in that? Elections here are over. Fix up what Obama ruined.

Who said there was only one species. Personally, I believe dolphins and elephants to be fully as intelligent as humans, and whales to be quite a bit more intelligent. I also think they demonstrate that intelligence quite well by choosing not to speak to us. I wouldn't talk to us either if I was them.

If a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, then that makes me a burning truck filled with TNT hurtling through a rocket fuel depot.

Whales, dolphins, minor birds, chimpanzees, dogs and cats have never invented telescopes and looked to the heavens and wondered where they were located in the universe or questioned why they exist on earth.

Cranky almost tripped over the truth in his response when he mentioned that it was "MIRACULOUS" that any species came about.           

Last of the Mohicans

It is essentially false logic to judge sentient beings by whether they do the same things humans do. And humans have wondered about their place in the universe long before Jesus or even Moses was born, or Judaism.

My own people, Indians, built cities and temples which were precisely astronomically correct.

Whales, living under the sea most of the time, have no use for telescopes. But they play, they love, they sing, they mourn, they show caring and compassion. Dolphins have saved countless lives over the years and are well known for helping people. Elephants mate for life. They also form life long friendships. There's a case of two elephants, both of who had been in a circus. They were separated, and eventually, one of them was sent to an elephant refuge. 30 years later, the other elephant was also sent to the refuge. They recognized each other immediately and were inseperable friends from the moment they were reunited. Now I don't know about you but, to me, that demonstrates high intelligence. Maybe higher than humans, because elephant friends don't stab each other in the back. Whales and dolphins don't murder each other. Which should raise some serious questions about just who IS the more intelligent being.

If a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, then that makes me a burning truck filled with TNT hurtling through a rocket fuel depot.

Intelligent beings don't believe in those gods invented by other intelligent beings. Only the modern day stupid ones do that.

Everything has a natural, non-magical explanation. Invoking gods brings nothing to that.

As of about 500 years ago humans hadn't discovered squat. It's a very recent phenomenon. Humans a mere 20K years ago probably weren't wondering about anything except where their next meal was coming from. The blink of an eye in geological time.

Get over yourselves.

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