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Alicorn comments on Max Tegmark on our place in history: "We're Not Insignificant After All" - Less Wrong

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Comment author: Alicorn 05 January 2010 01:49:17PM *  1 point [-]

A colonized civilization that still had contact between its various planets could still be wiped out by a plague or a sufficiently widespread war. Or they could commit mass suicide. Or they could be attacked and killed each and every one by another alien species. Why are you making such confident, general statements about a huge potential class of forms of life you have not met?