it's not like you freetards
Just fucking die
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My own opinion is that the most important unknown in the Drake Equation will turn out to be "fi" - the fraction of life-bearing planets on which intelligent life develops. I say this, because, on this planet, it took several billion years for that to occur - and it seems safe to say that it appears to have been a product of sheer random chance.
Yes, developing intelligent life needs enough randomness; but random changes that give surviving advantage are almost always kept by evolution, so it inevitably leads to intelligent life given enough time (it's one of the best ways to achieve survival).
Can you explain to me why it's a good idea to get in a hunk of metal traveling 60+ mph on the same roads that we let 80 year old people drive on? Or do you not leave your house?
I haven't done the math, but I can say with a fair amount of certainty that the odds of the LHC destroying the universe are about the same as you getting struck by lightning, a comet, a crashing 747, and a baguette, all at once.
Oh, that's easy! The falling comet, while causing a lightning storm because of all the atmospheric friction, collides with a 747 in which a passenger carries a baguette. All of it, of course, falls on you because that's what Murphy's laws say.
All life evolves by the differential survival of replicating entities. -- Dawkins