Burnbrook t1_itqwcah wrote

I'm curious if this adaptation in birds came from the electromagnetic sensory receptors shared by other archosaurs (I.e. crocodilians) or was convergently adapted utilizing other pathways (visual/tactile). Either way, the atmospheric impact of insects is a fascinating subject. Shame we are waging unmitigated war on them.


Burnbrook t1_itdpndn wrote

Great filters don't just apply to us. The probability is remote, but I won't say non-existent, that interstellar contact is made between humans and another intelligent party. There's also the possibility we are late/early to the party. Either way, communication is not a strong suit for humanity, just look at our history.

"So remember when you're feeling very small and insecure How amazingly unlikely is your birth And pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in space 'Cause there's bugger all down here on Earth." -Eric Idle