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"we can say that androids are fairly improbable, but not necessarily all that improbable!
I agree with you that androids are rare, that is indeed suggested by the fact that they have only evolved once on Earth. I agree with you that science fiction, and the alien abduction subculture, have an unseemly eagerness to imagine androids, which you are right to denigrate. But I suspect that androids are not so very rare as to justify the statistical superlatives that you permitted yourself in the vignette. I have discussed such matters in the last chapter of The Ancestor’s Tale. I think Conway-Morris goes too far in one direction, and you go too far in the other." -Richard Dawkins
Originally posted by Wildbob77
To have a technology based race, I think that you'd have some features in common.
For example, fingers and a thumb make it easy for us to grip tools.
Hand eye coordination allow us to use tools.
So, I think that there is a logical argument for the shape of our bodies which would lead me to believe that the shape would be useful on other worlds as well.
Originally posted by Eurisko2012
Advanced alien races have reached the planet Earth in numbers and
diversity. Some look exactly like us. - The Atlantians-
They Grays are small and humanoid. - See Alien Autopsy -
The Reptilians look nothing like us.
Would aliens look like humans?
Originally posted by redoubt
Anyway, I got a B for my paper because my teacher thought I was reaching beyond my ability to interpret.
"I think your being to smart for your age... naughty naughty!", hows that for encouragement in the education system.