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What Do Aliens Look Like?
by Chris Holly
Posted: 11:25 April 6, 2010
Years ago I was surfing around the net and found myself in a chat room that was full of adults discussing UFO’s and aliens. I listened for a long time as a strange woman talked in a monotone slow soft voice intentionally trying to control the people listening to her in this chat room. The woman speaking tried her best to portray a mysterious air of one knowing all the secrets of the universe.
Of course this was a silly lost soul seeking attention for agenda’s of her own strange needs. Her knowledge of space and science was extremely limited. Her claim of flying around the universe was closer to a Disney ride then anything closely related to reality.
She also claimed to have about 50 odd aliens whom she visited by way of a portal in her bedroom closet. She had adorable drawings of the cutest little cuddly little alien fellows of all different kinds on her profile. She added a lovely touch of having them dressed in cute little monk style robes or sweet little outfits that really tied her ridiculous story together with a true flare.
The thing that caught my attention the most was not the silliness of this lost woman but the group of adults who sat listening to her hanging on every single childish word as fact.
I wondered why it never occurred to any of them that it was highly unlikely that 50 different alien species would all be visiting her by way of her bedroom closet . I found it strange that not one person questioned the idea that the aliens were able to walk around our planet’s atmosphere and survive much less be dressed in robes and overall jeans! I think about my visit to that chat room with a shake of my head and a smile.
Maybe we all have gotten our brains dummy juiced by way of Hollywood concerning our concept of what aliens would look like. Typically most people think of them as the grays with large dark almond shaped eyes, or little green men. There are other forms that seem to be popular including reptilians, bug looking aliens and tall blond fair skinned visitors.
The truth is the possibilities in this universe are endless as to what other life forms may look like. I know there are billions and billions of galaxies in our universe each with millions of stars. Each star may have planets or solar systems which may contain millions of civilizations of all kinds of living beings.
There might be other intelligent life forms that may be like us. This of course would require many things to be like our chemical and DNA makeup. We are a carbon based life system. Chances are there may be others.
This is where we seem to lose our thinking. Chances are they are not carbon based but something else and are not DNA by design but QNA or something completely unknown to our structure.
Let’s think about a solar system like Sirius which a very hot star making it impossible for humans to exist. It would however be a place that maybe silicon based beings could evolve and advance. They could survive in an environment we could not.
They also would be beings made from the same material our computers have developed from. Could beings like that be more machine like with less biological material to worry about in their harsh chemical life base? Could those who visit us be closer to our computers then to us? Could that be why we are being walked towards an era of technology where we constantly have cell phones to our heads or walk mindlessly texting throughout our days? Maybe it is no accident we are addicted to our gadgets, our computers and our Televisions. It does give me pause and reason to turn off from the technology grid and tune in to my own humanity. I am not ready to become a walking living programmed machine.
What if our universal neighbors live on a gaseous planet? Could they be large cloud like thinking floating jelly fish type creatures absorbing what they need from their atmosphere and communicating via telepathy?
I can imagine beings of other planets being fish like, bug like or even pure energy without any specific form. I would imagine most beings would have some type of form to hold a brain type structure and many with appendages to build or function. I also realize that they may have two or more brains and many appendages. There also could be those who have mastered the ability to use their brains or thought to move objects and have no need for any type of arms or legs at all. They may be floating brains of energy that simply think life and it happens.
The point is that we need to include science and be realistic when thinking about and preparing for other life forms in our universe. To constantly think they have to resemble us to some degree is just typical egotistical human thinking. They may look somewhat like us and they may not look like us at all.
Aliens most likely would not be able to cope with our climate and planet’s atmosphere just as we cannot simply walk out on Mars surface or for that matter our own Moon. I would think that protective suits or covering would most likely be needed by visiting alien species. I would not be surprised if the grays are exactly that- aliens in protective suits.
Someday we will understand much more about the universe we live in. I think the best thing we can do is keep our minds open and our options wide concerning whom or what shares this universe with us.
Along with the difference in structure, chemical makeup and body design of other life forms we must understand that they also will have different life views. Things we consider important may not be of any consideration to an alien. Things we find offensive or cruel may be common place and normal to a life form with little or no knowledge of the ways of humans.
It would be foolish for us to make our assumptions of life out there by way of life here. The only thing we can be sure of is that we have no idea what is past our own backyard. Once we grasp that fact and understand it is impossible for us to be alone we can begin to slowly reach towards the stars and all those who share this big amazing universe with us.
Be careful out there and keep looking up.
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