Michael wrote:The arrogance of Humans- to believe that we are so special as to be the only "intelligent" life in our universe of BILLIONS of stars and planets!
I dunno... sometimes I wonder if we aren't getting a bit too Copernican in our views. What if we really are unique? What if there really is no other intelligent life out there? It's a sobering thought.
I'd heartily recommend the 2001 Nights manga series, by Yukinobu Hoshino. It's about mankind exploring space in the not too distant future, and finding that we do indeed appear to be alone in our intelligence... but there is life out there. Rather philosophical stuff, and the stories are excellent and well written.