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Why ET has to be humanoid

Posted on Wednesday, 7 January, 2009 | Comment icon 16 comments


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"Anthony Bragalia: The Bible tells us that Man was created in God's image."

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Comment icon #7 Posted by XITSALLGOODX on 8 January, 2009, 3:08
i dont get this lol, evoloution must be kind of the same every where eventually leading down to the body type most suited for living on a ball in space 4 limbs, torso, 1 head, you name me any animal thats not from the sea or an insectthat dosent have this, (and dont be smart sayin snake or sum **** i dun wanna hear ur BS ) but do people know what i mean? P.S if anythings said about my spellin as it has been in priveous posts i will go to the mods lol
Comment icon #8 Posted by Ashiene on 8 January, 2009, 7:55
i dont get this lol, evoloution must be kind of the same every where eventually leading down to the body type most suited for living on a ball in space 4 limbs, torso, 1 head, you name me any animal thats not from the sea or an insectthat dosent have this, (and dont be smart sayin snake or sum **** i dun wanna hear ur BS ) but do people know what i mean? P.S if anythings said about my spellin as it has been in priveous posts i will go to the mods lol u really want to know why every complex organism on this planet (on land) has basically the same bodily configuration? thats because all of them ... [More]
Comment icon #9 Posted by Wyvernkeeper on 8 January, 2009, 16:30
Another important thing to mention, would be that if they are a few evolutionary steps ahead of the human race they would most likely have telekinetic abilities (the next logical evolutionary step up from us) and therefore may not need to 'fly' the craft at all, but simply crontol it telepathically. Why would telekinesis be the next logical step? Surely its more likely that we develop fatter and rounder arses and lose all our fingers except two which we use for typing, not to mention getting sicker and stupider.
Comment icon #10 Posted by The Skeptic Eric Raven on 8 January, 2009, 18:17
Another important thing to mention, would be that if they are a few evolutionary steps ahead of the human race they would most likely have telekinetic abilities (the next logical evolutionary step up from us) and therefore may not need to 'fly' the craft at all, but simply crontol it telepathically. What in the world would make you think this? If you don't have a need for something you don't develop it. Especailly non existant psi powers.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Aron morales on 8 January, 2009, 20:58
I really don't think the aliens would have to be humanoid to be made in God's image...
Comment icon #12 Posted by DieChecker on 11 January, 2009, 19:13
I think an intellegent spacegoing species could look like just about anything. Even a jelly could have some kind of manipulation and senses. All it really takes is enough braincells and a drive to use tools.
Comment icon #13 Posted by AbrahamVanHelsing on 11 January, 2009, 20:04
What in the world would make you think this? If you don't have a need for something you don't develop it. Especailly non existant psi powers. What made me think this? The natural world around me in which spiders can sense danger before it happens (no I'm not talking about Spiderman), in which salmon manage to find their way back to the very same river in which they spawned,in which identical twins can sense when the other is upset or hurt, even though they are hundreds of miles apart. After all, the concept of evolution is based around 'survival of the fittest' and whilst E.T's would break the... [More]
Comment icon #14 Posted by jbondo on 13 January, 2009, 20:24
Coffee table aliens....Pfft! That's just silly! Reclining chair aliens are much more likely to exist. IMO, if what this "person" claims is true then it would stand to reason that humans would project most aliens to be more physically appealing than we are, that is human nature. Not 3 foot tall, leather skin, giant bald heads and eyes bigger than a colossal squid. "We" see ourselves as superior and therefore an advanced civilization would be an improved projection of that, most specifically where it regards physical appearance.
Comment icon #15 Posted by keenu on 30 May, 2009, 13:10
But what if god was the et?
Comment icon #16 Posted by Lt_Ripley on 30 May, 2009, 23:40
to quote the article: i do not fully agree with this. u dont need to have an endo skeleton or skin, or opposable digits to be able to achieve technological superiority even if you are intelligent enough. take the insect, an ant for example. it may be small, but it is extremely adaptable, even on par with us humans, why? they do not have fingers or hands like we do, but they have jaws that allow them to lift heavy objects, a tough exoskeleton to withstand environmental dangers and keep it from going 'SPLAT' when it falls from a height. the tentacle is another example of how a creature without f... [More]


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