intelligent life


: beings that can learn and understand things
looking for signs of intelligent life on other planets

Examples of intelligent life in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This was the first interstellar message from humans to intelligent life in the universe, writes CNN’s Ashley Strickland. Shi En Kim, Smithsonian Magazine, 14 Mar. 2024 The spacecraft will carry names, poetry and messages symbolizing our humanity to potential intelligent life in the cosmos. Alexandra Banner, CNN, 13 Mar. 2024 Make intelligent life decisions, and everything in your life will flow. Eugenia Last, The Mercury News, 11 Feb. 2024 Could an earth-like planet that had intelligent life survive? Bruce Dorminey, Forbes, 22 Feb. 2024 Perhaps intelligent life is just really hard to get to in the first place. Paul Sutter, Ars Technica, 18 May 2023 This problem bothered Laurence Doyle, a research scientist at the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute, an organization focused on searching for intelligent life beyond Earth. Avery Hurt, Discover Magazine, 8 Nov. 2023 The institute conducts research in a variety of fields related to astrobiology, astronomy, and space science, with a primary focus on detecting signals or signs of intelligent life in the universe. Katie Liu, Discover Magazine, 25 Oct. 2023 Throughout the opera, the colonists meet intelligent life on the new planet, and navigate the challenges and pleasures of mutual coexistence. Steven Vargas, Los Angeles Times, 27 Sep. 2023

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“Intelligent life.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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