I hope that someday we will find evidence that there is intelligent life among humans on this planet.

Sylvia Earle

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“My Wish: Protect Our Oceans.” TED2009. Feb. 2009. Conference Presentation.

Source: "My Wish: Protect Our Oceans." TED2009. Feb. 2009. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote is from ocean researcher Sylvia Earle's 2009 TED Talk in which she advocates for the preservation of the world's oceans. The tongue-in-cheek quote is a joke -- rather than looking to find evidence of intelligent life on other planets, Earle says she is seeking to find it on Earth, meaning that she does not believe humans are intelligent. On a more serious note, Earle goes on to explain, in her Talk, that humans have been negligent -- or decidedly unintelligent -- by not protecting one of the world's most precious natural resources: our oceans. Watch the full TED Talk here: Sylvia Earle - My Wish: Protect Our Oceans