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Aww, no alien empires yet
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(04-16-2015, 09:06 AM)Fsci123 Wrote: When life does evolve into complex possible intelligent organisms, it is in places that are jail like. Imagine an intelligent species developing a hi tech civ in the atmosphere of a brown dwarf or the submerged oceans of an icy moon or a supercritical ocean on hi-temp waterworld.
Even on a "technology friendly" planet like Earth, some of the more complex lifeforms are creatures with minimal or no manipulative limbs.

It certainly could be that evolution often produces near-sophont minds, but the evolutionary pressures that drive minds geared toward "complex" technology (e.g., tools with multiple parts, each requiring different skills to manufacture) are rare.

One hypothesis I heard was that the final evolutionary leap to brains able to develop increasingly complex technology on a regular basis occurred ~80k B.C.E. when genetic data suggests the human population was very low. Environmental changes, perhaps due to volcanic eruptions, meant that surviving humans were under intense pressure to develop more complex technologies such as stockpiling water canteens made from ostrich eggs, animal bladders, etc. to permit hunting and / or gathering parties to travel in desert and (later) salt water environments.
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Aww, no alien empires yet - by Cray - 04-15-2015, 06:06 AM
RE: Aww, no alien empires yet - by stevebowers - 04-15-2015, 07:34 AM
RE: Aww, no alien empires yet - by Drashner1 - 04-15-2015, 10:37 AM
RE: Aww, no alien empires yet - by iancampbell - 04-16-2015, 01:15 AM
RE: Aww, no alien empires yet - by Rynn - 04-16-2015, 01:41 AM
RE: Aww, no alien empires yet - by Drashner1 - 04-16-2015, 01:13 PM
RE: Aww, no alien empires yet - by chris0033547 - 04-15-2015, 05:11 PM
RE: Aww, no alien empires yet - by stevebowers - 04-15-2015, 11:38 PM
RE: Aww, no alien empires yet - by Rynn - 04-15-2015, 11:43 PM
RE: Aww, no alien empires yet - by chris0033547 - 04-19-2015, 07:40 PM
RE: Aww, no alien empires yet - by stevebowers - 04-16-2015, 03:59 AM
RE: Aww, no alien empires yet - by FrodoGoofball - 04-16-2015, 08:47 AM
RE: Aww, no alien empires yet - by Fsci123 - 04-16-2015, 09:06 AM
RE: Aww, no alien empires yet - by FrodoGoofball - 04-16-2015, 11:49 AM
RE: Aww, no alien empires yet - by radtech497 - 04-16-2015, 03:08 PM
RE: Aww, no alien empires yet - by Cray - 04-16-2015, 10:28 PM
RE: Aww, no alien empires yet - by Fsci123 - 04-17-2015, 08:33 AM
RE: Aww, no alien empires yet - by Drashner1 - 04-17-2015, 01:07 PM
RE: Aww, no alien empires yet - by chris0033547 - 04-17-2015, 04:55 PM
RE: Aww, no alien empires yet - by stevebowers - 04-17-2015, 06:05 PM
RE: Aww, no alien empires yet - by Dalex - 04-18-2015, 06:14 AM
RE: Aww, no alien empires yet - by Rynn - 04-18-2015, 06:52 AM
RE: Aww, no alien empires yet - by Fsci123 - 04-18-2015, 07:06 AM
RE: Aww, no alien empires yet - by giulio - 04-20-2015, 02:22 AM
RE: Aww, no alien empires yet - by chris0033547 - 04-22-2015, 04:09 PM
RE: Aww, no alien empires yet - by Dalex - 04-23-2015, 08:17 AM
RE: Aww, no alien empires yet - by Fsci123 - 04-23-2015, 11:27 PM
RE: Aww, no alien empires yet - by Rynn - 04-24-2015, 12:10 AM
RE: Aww, no alien empires yet - by giulio - 04-26-2015, 07:21 PM
RE: Aww, no alien empires yet - by stevebowers - 04-27-2015, 03:03 AM
RE: Aww, no alien empires yet - by Dalex - 04-27-2015, 04:19 AM
RE: Aww, no alien empires yet - by Rynn - 04-27-2015, 04:23 AM
RE: Aww, no alien empires yet - by radtech497 - 04-27-2015, 06:02 AM
RE: Aww, no alien empires yet - by Dalex - 04-27-2015, 04:15 PM
RE: Aww, no alien empires yet - by PortalHunter - 04-28-2015, 09:46 AM
RE: Aww, no alien empires yet - by viperzerofsx - 04-28-2015, 01:37 PM
RE: Aww, no alien empires yet - by stevebowers - 04-28-2015, 04:53 PM
RE: Aww, no alien empires yet - by viperzerofsx - 04-29-2015, 12:51 AM
RE: Aww, no alien empires yet - by Rynn - 04-29-2015, 01:09 AM
RE: Aww, no alien empires yet - by viperzerofsx - 04-29-2015, 01:44 AM

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