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Re: 'Why Would ET Evolve Human-Like Intelligence?'

From: Ed Gehrman <egehrman.nul>
Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2007 10:12:42 -0800
Archived: Sun, 30 Dec 2007 09:45:32 -0500
Subject: Re: 'Why Would ET Evolve Human-Like Intelligence?'

>From: James Molesworth <jtmol1.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2007 11:37:27 +1100
>Subject: 'Why Would ET Evolve Human-Like Intelligence?'

>I've come across a very interesting magazine article regarding
>the likelihood of the existence of extraterrestrial intelligence
>(entirely without any reference to any claimed evidence for the
>hypothesis, or course).

Hi James,

I think the mistake here is regarding 'intelligence' as the
benchmark when 'tool-making' is the what sets humans apart from
our fellow creatures. Tool-making is convergent. Once that niche
is occupied by a species, certain physical and mental traits
will follow.

I realize that convergence is a complicated concept, but it's a
fact and should be considered when trying to understand our


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