The question is not whether or not there is an intelligent form of life out there. Based on pure statistics, the absence of another intelligent form of life beyond earth is impossible given the billions of (known) galaxies with their many billions of stars supporting innumerable planets. As for intelligence, that is a matter of scale. All creatures are intelligent in some way, otherwise they would become extinct. What matters is if that intelligence is on a scale that is what we would consider "sentient" (knowing that you are what you are and having a sense of self). On probability alone, the chance of this being the case is 100%. Will we ever meet them in our species existence, that is the great unknown.
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