as @Mike Macgirvin ☸ wrote on osada
a while ago:
Intelligent life forms don't poison their own habitat for millions of years so that a handful of their species can live in opulence for a very brief time.
there certainly are some intelligent humans on this planet, otherwise we wouldn't have things like osada and hubzilla, among others. but looking at the species as a whole, i don't see any sign of intelligence. short-sighted cleverness, sure, but intelligence