Locally, the evidence of anything’s existence is in the act of you questioning its existence.
A new intelligence would see Life as neither hostile nor supportive, but merely as an environment.
A guy in a far time zone, who claims to have “really been around,” says that just before the “Big Trouble,” the very last sound heard was god saying, “Please don’t ask me to dance with your mother.”
On real plain planets, everyone wants to talk about the ineffable.
If you do not, at certain times, suddenly look around and laugh, you’re still not doing it exactly right.