This really places our insignificance in perspective, doesn't it?
"It is possible that intelligence in the wrong kind of species was foreordained to be a fatal combination for the biosphere. Perhaps a law of evolution is that intelligence usually extinguishes itself."
Along the history of time, human beings are the only creatures capable of sophisticated reasoning and coordination. Are they simply a blip along the timeline, an anomaly?
An idea worth examining, especially in this age of hedonism.