posted on Aug, 21 2010 @ 07:27 PM
I got this idea a few years ago while talking to a friend about this very same thing — the supposed likeness of aliens. I have come across people
suggesting something similar very few times, but I believe it's something worthy of consideration. At least I think it's something fun to think
My post is intended to be nothing more than a mental exercise. I don't endorse any one theory and I don't take for granted the ETH as proven
Let's assume for a moment that we have been visited by alien — in the full sense of the word — beings. Communication between our species might
not be as straightforward as what is perceived in popular culture. Obviously it may depend greatly on the ‘evolution gap’ between the species, but
we have to consider the possibility that the beings visiting us are so advanced we might be comparable to ants.
We are aware of ants. We can watch them, manipulate them, play with them, and even genetically experiment on them. We can impact their environment,
and even existence, with ease. But we can't communicate with them. Ants aren't even aware of us. And our evolutionary gap is so steep that
even if we could communicate with them, most likely, they wouldn't understand where that communication was coming from. But what if we could
communicate with ants and look like ants?
What if the alleged alien beings interacting with us are so advanced, or so radically different from us, that the only way for us to perceive that
interaction as something remotely similar to what was intended, is for these beings to look like something we are familiar with?