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    As mentioned above, there may well be so many specific requirements, applied in just the right order, for life to develop beyond the one-cell animacule state. And any misstep along the way -- a collision with a 10km meteor, an evolutionary cul-de-sac that prevents further development, a sun with just a little too much variability in output -- could wipe out complex life like expensive cocktails at a Republican dinner. One out-of-place factor, and BOOM! complex life is gone.

    The metaphysical impact of being the only intelligent species of life in an entire universe, or even one per galaxy, is staggering. Although the fact that there is at least one non-primate intelligence on earth (cetaceans) is some argument against our galactic solitude.

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