posted on Nov, 12 2012 @ 02:21 AM
reply to post by marbles87
I think you are assuming alien visitors are going to be human or at least look human?
Can you tell the difference between a male and female squid?
What about a snail? Then again, snails are typically hermaphrodites.
What's to say life elsewhere in the universe adheres to the Male + Female paradigm we know about here on Earth?
There's many differing scenarios depicted in science fiction literature alone that could be equally, or even more viable and successful as a solution
for procreation among alien species. Who's to say what nature, or active self-design by aliens that don't think in human terms could bring?
Aliens could be colony organisms where two or more undeveloped young merge with multiple others to create one adult with every brain of the young in
the unified colony of one adult merged and functioning as one singular adult.
A variation on that would be a distributed intelligence, where something like an ant colony becomes sentient, with each individual autonomous ant
means next to nothing, but, millions, billions, trillions, or more all distributed and working as one mind could very well be possible.
What single cell or group of cells in your brain controls the rest of your brain? It doesn't work like that. thus, a distributed ant-colony similar
intelligence could very well function similar to a single brain, just distributed over a very large scale macro environment.
I suspect that if ever we do meet aliens, everything we ever thought we knew about any aliens we have imagined, or thought might be real will be found
to be woefully lacking and totally wrong.