December 13, 2007

Quote Of The Day

Joss Whedon

I believe we are the only sentient beings in the universe, and I believe that 500 years from now, we will still be the only sentient beings around.


MarkT said...

Pooh-Pooh, this guy's universe must be very small.

I consider all higher life forms on Earth to be sentient beings, per dictionary definition.

If he means "intelligent beings capable of higher reasoning", I bet he's still very wrong.

Michael said...

Joss Whedon is a incredibly imaginative guy; his more recent works have been set in the future, and he has featured a great variety of mythical ideas in his shows/movies. He is an Atheist, I would bet (but can't confirm) that he accepts the theory of evolution; but he he feels that we are alone in our sentience. I quoted him because I found it interesting that he thinks that; I wanted to illustrate another aspect of freethought: it aint dogma!


Chiya said...

I found this quote really interesting.

Maybe 500 years from now we will be life, maybe not. What about a thousand years from now? a billion? What about a billion years ago?

The Universe is too big for there not to be life out there. Or maybe I believe that just because I want there to be other life out there: It would be too lonely if not.

I hope there are sentient beings, and I hope that someday people meet them.