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    Forum Sophomore Estheria Quintessimo's Avatar
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    I have been thinking about the development of the (great) apes on earth.

    We all know a key thing in their evolutional development was ... very nimble fingers,.. to manipulate very small things,... very carefully.

    Sci goal is to discover life. We are well on our way to figure out atleast what kinda planets go round and round whatever Sun,... and we will continue to figure this out for many years to come.

    But... what we atleast can tell,... from evolutional development on our own planet is that the fingers developed ahead of the brain.

    Which would make any one think,... to have very accurate fingers would be a precursor for a smart brain.

    ... perhaps...

    So my questiuon is...

    How do you guys see, a very smart alien, but sea/water traveling alien,... to get enough evolutional capabilities,.. for them to travel space (even if it is to a moon or whatever?)

    I figure... the need to travel in water would not ever give such an alien the capability to manipulate small objects,... which would be a very HUGE requirement, besides intellect,... for getting into space.

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    What do you guys think?


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    Is the ability to create fire an important factor in the development on intelligence?

    Using fire to change the environment, whether it be for cooking food, social networking or just safety, I'm sure fire has an influence on the development of society and civilizations.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Estheria Quintessimo View Post
    I have been thinking about the development of the (great) apes on earth.

    We all know a key thing in their evolutionary development was ... very nimble fingers,.. to manipulate very small things,... very carefully.

    Sci goal is to discover life. We are well on our way to figure out at least what kinda planets go round and round whatever Sun,... and we will continue to figure this out for many years to come.

    But... what we at least can tell,... from evolutionary development on our own planet is that the fingers developed ahead of the brain.

    Which would make any one think,... to have very accurate fingers would be a precursor for a smart brain.

    ... perhaps...

    So my question is...

    How do you guys see, a very smart alien, but sea/water traveling alien,... to get enough evolutionary capabilities,.. for them to travel space (even if it is to a moon or whatever?)

    I figure... the need to travel in water would not ever give such an alien the capability to manipulate small objects,... which would be a very HUGE requirement, besides intellect,... for getting into space.

    ...


    What do you guys think?
    Not very likely. The only intelligent water animal that has the ability to manipulate a wide variety of tools would be the octopus, and I can't say I have a lot of confidence in just tentacles to get the job done, then there's the very short life span and the fact that they are not very sociable. But, even if they did have hands for whatever reason. They still would never discover fire. Even on land, without fire where would we be? I'm betting planet bound for sure.

    But that doesn't mean some star traveling aliens couldn't find these intelligent water creatures and help them into space.
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    I saw a ted show about this, fire and cooking played a huge role in our evolution from apes.

    And i dont see either how a sea creature could develop advanced societies and tools. Not that it s a problem though. Don t want to get invaded by blade throwing giant octupus, nothx
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