posted on Nov, 5 2019 @ 07:25 PM
I'm not looking for it, so take my post with a grain of salt. I read, years ago, that MIT did a study into the theory of intelligent life evolution
possibilities on other planets.
If I recall correctly, upright bipedal organisms with a central head like feature and two sets of limbs (arms, and legs) would actually be the most
likely outcome for intelligence.
This had to do with the influence of gravity on a body structure. Combined with the advantages associated with transitioning to upright, freeing limbs
for tool usage, invention and so on, additionally providing a plane of perspective advantage.
In a world of 4 legged organisms, close to the ground, a similar organism that stands up, has an observational advantage, height, (the high ground),
and thus has a better angle of attack, on average.
Predators would be more likely to evolve intelligence than prey, due to the intellectual capacity needed to effectively hunt, so forward facing sense
organs was also a common ground.
It really wouldn't be surprising if those similarities ended up being more or less universal.
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