Like Bo's sidekick said to the uber-druid tree lady (lost Girl series - paraphrase): We're humans - we drive SUVs, and we'll happily fry the planet if it means one last cheeseburger. "
I loved that show, such a pity that it ended. Oh well, when I need another fix I do have the entire series on Blu-ray.
I've heard-tell there's intelligent life on THIS planet....then I go to reddit and I'm not so sure....
Sadly, there are people who boast intelligence, but when it comes down to day to day living they keep making the same old mistakes.... like going for that one last cheeseburger and improving nothing.
For mine, intelligence has little to do with academia and how much one knows, but rather how one manages lifes choices and making good/better decisions. The most intelligent thing we could do on this planet is stop warring and start spending the trillions going on arms to actually improve life in general across the globe. Sadly, though, that will never happen until mankind manages to overcome the 7 deadly sins.... greed being a prime motivator to war.
As for ET's not making official contact as yet.... we are not intelligent enough [see above paragraph] to welcome ET here. Maybe when we stop behaving like primitives with tribal mentalities?