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Comment Other life in the universe is likely... (Score 1) 294

But the real question is how likely is it to happen during our time in this universe. The chances of it occuring are likely very high, but when it might happen or have already happened could be spans of billions of years. Then there's the question of whether we'd even be able to reach it or communicate with it, given the vast distances.

And as Calvin once said: "The surest sign of intelligent life in the universe is that it hasn't contacted us yet."

Comment Re:bad info (Score 1) 257

For me, a few of the emotional highlights of the film was seeing the hobbit's return to the shire (showing how much they had changed) and Sam and Rosie's wedding. The film would have been extremely disappointing without these scenes.

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Artificial intelligence has the same relation to intelligence as artificial flowers have to flowers. -- David Parnas