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What would a real alien actually look like ?


Posted on Wednesday, 1 November, 2017 | Comment icon 106 comments

Would aliens actually look like this ? Image Credit: Alpharetta Department of Public Safety / Facebook
Scientists believe that extraterrestrial life is likely to have a lot in common with life on Earth.
"A fundamental task for astrobiologists is thinking about what extraterrestrial life might be like," said Sam Levin, a researcher at Oxford University's Department of Zoology.

"We only have one example of life - life on Earth - to extrapolate from. Past approaches in the field of astrobiology have been largely mechanistic, taking what we see on Earth, and what we know about chemistry, geology, and physics to make predictions about aliens."

While coming up with a specific appearance for any given alien life form is pretty much impossible, what scientists can do is identify certain traits that are likely to be common to all forms of life.

"Like humans, we predict that they are made-up of a hierarchy of entities, which all cooperate to produce an alien," said Levin. "At each level of the organism there will be mechanisms in place to eliminate conflict, maintain cooperation, and keep the organism functioning."

Ultimately however, only the discovery of actual alien life is ever going to provide a complete answer.

"There are potentially hundreds of thousands of habitable planets in our galaxy alone," said Levin.

"We can't say whether or not we're alone on Earth, but we have taken a small step forward in answering, if we're not alone, what our neighbours are like."

Source: Independent | Comments (106)

Tags: Alien, Extraterrestrial

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #97 Posted by Kurzweil on 21 November, 2017, 6:15
She was just trying to build up her frequent liar miles.
Comment icon #98 Posted by psyche101 on 21 November, 2017, 22:16
Well that says it all really.  Hearsay is not proof, nor are unsupported claims. Your ridiculous statement answered his request better than you might imagine it did. Lol have a look at the internet Look guys a genooinie alienz!  
Comment icon #99 Posted by ChrLzs on 22 November, 2017, 1:36
No, she SO didn't, and her 'map' did NOT align even vaguely accurately, as I've proven here (read the next post as well). It was Barney that drew the craft (a LONG time later) and the image is hysterical, and of course cannot be verified against anything.
Comment icon #100 Posted by Golden Duck on 22 November, 2017, 7:06
Ok... he imagined the craft. Neither he nor Betty could see it from thst perspective. 
Comment icon #101 Posted by Thomas_XL on 7 January, 2018, 14:24
we can imagine how carbon based lifeforms look like, but how about methane based lifeforms?  https://www.space.com › Search for Life
Comment icon #102 Posted by Brandy333 on 9 January, 2018, 6:12
I'm not sure, but if they were wanting to integrate as one of us then it's not impossible they could look similar.   An interesting article told about a place in Mexico called Zone of Silence where unusual things happen.   Cars, tv's, radios  and so on don't work.   A rancher there told of regularly being visited by what he called humanoids, having long blond hair and wearing raincoats (two males and a female).   It's not known why they wore raincoats since the ranch was in the desert. The rancher said they spoke perfect Spanish and when he asked where they were from they said "from above".   ... [More]
Comment icon #103 Posted by Erno86 on 22 January, 2018, 21:10
It's highly probable that any ET alien confrontation with an unidentified Earthling, might involve that the ET might be wearing some kind of metallic helmet --- Such as the purported ET humanoid pictured here: Titled: Space Alien Hiding Behind Fossil Rock - Yes...I'm fooftr27 --- The one who took the picture of the purported ET, who obviously posed for me and my Kodak Brownie Box Bullet camera (127 film), during the summer of 1972, on the Western Shore of the Chesapeake Bay at Calvert Cliffs, Maryland. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cS-WaadAmOU
Comment icon #104 Posted by Truthseeker007 on 22 January, 2018, 21:16
Nordics maybe?
Comment icon #105 Posted by Erno86 on 22 January, 2018, 21:36
I'm speculating that it's a dinosauroid humanoid underneath that helmet; since the picture I took one minute before that one...depicts a possible laser holographic full image of a dinosauroid humanoid. Can you see the two big optical black eyes of the purported helmeted alien? --- Along with a long nose, with a 2" long vertical possible breathing slit coming up from the bottom of his nose -  with a mouth the likes of a Zen Buddha that has just achieved satori - his left shoulder, long three fingers of his right hand, clutching the Miocene fossil rock boulder in front of him -- his left grey le... [More]
Comment icon #106 Posted by Brandy333 on 22 January, 2018, 23:00
Maybe so, something called Nordic Aliens.


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