reply to post by Donnie Darko
You know I was kidding around with you a little, but that's -exactly- what I was saying about this kind of thing.
It makes perfect sense.
For one thing, it keeps them from having to worry about disease transmission either way (to us, to them). It also keeps them safe from harm, but due
to advanced hologrammatic capabilities, they can still 'manipulate' objects.
It also explains why they never leave trace evidence.
Now, I'm not saying I believe in non-human non-terrestrial entities visiting Earth but IF they were they'd do it 'remotely' or 'virtually', not
as a physical presence.
It would be quite easy to use 'fields' to allow them to grab something, so they wouldn't be 'ephemeral', but because of these fields if -we-
tried to grab them, our hands and bodies could pass right through them.
One thing that makes me disbelieve they are 'real' in a sense, is that they look too much like humans. I truly believe that 'real' aliens would
look completely different.
Of course it makes sense to have certain structural similarities, like having sense organs and locating them all in one place, and having bilateral
symmetry, so you can uh, scratch your back and walk around.
And it might be that when life evolves that certain types are common no matter where you are, like 'snakes' and 'fish' and stuff.
You might even say that life on Earth in filling niches has evolved all the common structures you'd find in a carbon-based life forms.
At the same time, if you look at some of the extremely weird creatures that exist right here on Earth, then hypothesize about 'aliens', which by
definition are going to be, well, 'alien', then I'd be -very- surprised that the 'Grey' config would be what we'd see.
But you could go either way. I mean they are an example of the simplest bi-pedal form, and are almost built like robots.
So, good point.
I also agree that real 'ebe' would look a lot uh, grittier and scarier than your classic greys.
(Again, ymmv, but I personally do not believe they are a real phenomenon for a variety of reasons, so I don't want to scare anyone.)