So, where are they?
'Also while I'd been away, the ship had sent a request on a postcard to the BBC's World Service, asking for 'Mr David Bowie's "Space Oddity" for the good ship Arbitrary and all who sail in her.' (This from a machine that could have swamped Earth's entire electro-magnetic spectrum with whatever the hell it wanted from somewhere beyond Betelgeuse.) It didn't get the request played. The ship thought this was hilarious.'
Define "intelligence." One could make the case that dolphins, chimps and ravens are intelligent, or at least have some of the hallmarks of intelligence, and yet in 4 billion years of this planet's existence, these three animals are really the only mammals we've seen using tools in the wild. Is a beehive or an anthill "intelligent?"
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