Search for intelligence could end with a dud: Column | Press Gazette Media | greenbaypressgazette.com January 14, 2014Posted by sandyclaus in Drake Revisited.
But what if, like gravity, the Peter Principle is one of those fundamental laws that govern the universe? Peter himself speculated that his theory might have a \”Darwinian extension.\”
A role in evolution?
For 4 billion years, life on Earth has worked its way up the evolutionary ladder of complexity. Simple self-replicating molecules in our planet\’s oceans, life\’s entry-level position, combined to make the first single-celled organisms. These tiny creatures were so successful that life on Earth was promoted again, and multicelled organisms arose.
Squishy invertebrates gave way to creatures with skeletons. Rudimentary nervous systems evolved into brains. Eventually, a few enterprising sea creatures dragged themselves onto land.