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originally posted by: Blaine91555
"...Try to imagine reddish green — not the dull brown you get when you mix the two pigments together, but rather a color that is somewhat like red and somewhat like green. Or, instead, try to picture yellowish blue — not green, but a hue similar to both yellow and blue."
originally posted by: ManFromEurope
And why are they always so photo-shy?
Or having their photos taken with a shaky potatoe? On a stick. Zoomed on into that one little bright/notsobright blob of light.
Excellent conjecture on your part. And I believe you're right as well.
originally posted by: Krakatoa
Didn't read the entire thread, so don't know if anyone posited this thought......
What if they are wearing prints. However, with the limited spectrum of our vision, we cannot see the patterns? You know. like flower patterns that bees can see in UV that we cannot see.
I never imagined that my silly little thread would illicit so many varied and interesting responses. Go figure.
originally posted by: TEOTWAWKIAIFF
a reply to: LABTECH767
I watched a Nova episode about birds and their vision is waaaaay different than ours. Their peripheral vision is used like a spotting scope as they swoop in. Rods and cones are in a very different configuration. [eta: a true bio mod I would go for!]
Why would an alien’s be the same as our’s?? That is too geocentric thinking!
Heck, bees see UV and those are geo-critters too!
Two eyes for stereoscopic vision and seeing depth. But why not insect hexagonal lens like a spider? Why our limited earthbound version?
I totally agree that what is “alien” is for the most part... fearful to us humans (general gross statement). And any organic lifeform would take inspiration from the environment.
Heck, they might be sort of synthetic and only know one way. That just shows our limitations on thinking!!
Thanks for sharing the SW Universe stuff because I only stick to the story telling aspect and do not read up like I used too (Splinter Of The Mind’s Eye was the last SWU novel I read!)
Thinking alien is really, really, hard!!
Hint: They do not think like us. Or behave like us. And are truly “Other” which is slightly frightening! Add looking like big bugs (discounting the reptoids!!) and you can understand why Betty and Barney Hill could not understand why they asked, “Who is this Jesus you keep calling out for?” (They were also asked about “what is time” which drove William S. Burroughs into his dry cackle!)
Me, They did not concatenate to “what’s” which is one of the STTNG’s examples of Data being a synthetic life form.