But how does this apply to other aliens???
Simple really, we as humans are fast to consider ourselves unique. (yes I get it we are special, we are lucky, but…) in reality we are simply a
product of our environment. We as humans are best equipped to survive in an earth-like atmosphere, but overall we have what it takes to operate as a
function. We have optical sensory and data storage capability; we have auditory sensory and transmission capabilities, and also data storage for that
information. We have built in analysis tools, and construction tools. We are strong enough generally to do what is necessary to provide adequate
shelter, and we are able to run for extended periods of time in less than ideal environmental conditions in effort to self preserve. HOWEVER we are
not equipped to deal with even smaller variations to gravitational pull, oxygen content, temperature change, and radiation flux. What is interesting
is that we have these things in our genome.
supergenes, not levi’s either
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These self replicating nanobots could travel to other planets, examine with sensors the makeup of the atmosphere, gravitations, terrain, and so forth
, then pull from a pool of basic DNA, make changes to the appropriate genecodes in order to develop a sustainable life-form that is designed to do the
appropriate task, send it down, and wala!
Not to mention the very lifespan and cellular makeup could be arranged so that the lifeform would have a 1, 2, 7, 30 day life span, and is super
susceptible to decay, or simply encode a self termination gene upon mission completion.
For exploring and data collection, the prime life form would need large optical sensory, long large capable hands for further examination and tool
use. They would also only need small limbs, weak muscle structure(afterall no need for long term shelter provisions or heavy lifting), little to no
auditory and oral capabilities(there interest would not be to intermingle), and weak respiratory systems(large lungs=long lifespan)
bigger things live longer lives
You still may be wondering what this has to do with things alien to earth. Well as I said, life itself as we do and do not know it, is likely to be
products of their environment, with basic genomes capable of producing rapid evolution and adjustment to environmental changes. Any where in the
universe one would expect to find beings similar to ourselves, dispite the outward physical differences, who want to explore, and they would take
(presumably) the same course of simplest action that we would.
Even if these creatures had lifespans of thousands of years, they would still need means of exploring things millions or billions of light years
NOW- think about the aliens that we have had described to us by witness? Small green men are described as having large eyes, small arms and legs,
large hands, and minimal interaction with humans (for the most part).
In my own conclusion it would seem more plausible, and likely, that the aliens tha we see on earth are not a true representation of their species, but
instead engineered tools for obtaining and disseminating data.