Posted by: sponyak | 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.



  1. 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.

  2. 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!


  3. 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.

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