so, the universe is some 13.8 billion years old, human beings as we are today roughly 80 thousand years, only the past couple thousand years have we been asking questions in reference to science and physics and it has only been the past hundred years or so that we have began a more fundamental understanding of what the universe is or even physics itself but, the past 40 years have been quite significant in terms of what we now realize! so... lets say we are a mere 500 years old in terms of what we understand about science and physics or the universe.
What about a life form or creature with the same set of abilities that we have "creativity, language, vast memory, ability to reason" but instead of an evolutionary timeline of a couple thousand years, lets say they have been left to evolve 90 million years! lets say they existed at around the same time our dinosaurs did but in their case there was no catastrophic incident to end their existence. they would have been evolving and possibly developing technologies the past 90 million earth years as compared to our rather short few thousand, could this not be possible? it makes me wonder what we could be like if we had 1 million years to evolve from this point in time, let alone 90 million years!