It always makes me mad when people say, usually with a very pretentious tone, that the alien sightings are all lies and fakes because, according to
them, aliens will be like nothing we could imagine, let alone come in a humanoid shape with arms and legs and two eyes and one mouth, etc...
If we don't know what they look like then they have an equal chance of looking like us as they do anything else. Personally, I believe there are
crazy strange looking aliens and there ARE lifeforms that are like nothing we could imagine. But there are also a lot that look similar to us, and
some that look EXACTLY like us.
Most of the species that would be interested in visiting our planet and or interacting with our species would probably have a higher chance of looking
similar to us, for reasons stated in the op. That would explain why the majority of sightings, even the insectoids, come in a generally humanoid
We know that "humanoid" is one viable option for an evolutionary path. It IS possible. It happened here. To say that we are the only ones who look
even vaguely like this reeks of an Evangelical Fundamentalist attitude of humans being "special" in some way. And we are in some ways, I'm sure,
just as everyone is unique in their own way. But to say that we are the sole existence in the universe to make use of the obvious advantages of the
humanoid shape is quite um, I dunno, presumptuous?
I also laugh/get angry (depends on my polarity at the given moment), when people say that the human.body is a terrible "design" because the
"entertainment center" is located right next to "the dump". Neil Tyson DeGrasse said this. What he means is the genitals are in close proximity to
the anus. And because of that, he has deemed it an "not so intelligent design". Sigh...
I guess he must think he knows better than, take your pick, God, or Nature.
I suppose he would rather that the penis/vagina was located right on the hand, so sex could be just as casual and easy as a handshake. No need to take
time to get to know someone well enough and like them enough to let them see you naked and go near your anus. No need to freshen up and make sure your
clean down there because nobody will have their face two inches from your anus.
You see, maybe it was designed that way for a reason. Maybe guys like Neil, whom I respect greatly, should stick to what they know, astrophysics and
such. We already have young kids sleeping around with every tom Dick and Harry and half the time girls are not 100% sure who the father is. Can you
imagine what it would be like if geniuses like Neil designed the human body??
It was made that way so you actually have to be selective in your choice of mate. And its not ONLY JUST a "entertainment center" or "recreation
area" as Mr Big TV Scientist so eloquently put it......
It's the very means by which the human race enables itself to continue!!!!!!! Think about what that entails! For just one second, would you??!! It's
a lot more than just for your pleasure...
Anyway, sorry for the side rant, but it explains that there is a reason for this shape and so it would stand that we can certainly find some reasons
to believe that it may be possible that this shape has been used in other such applications as the evolution of life on other planets and so, yes,
many of them do probably look like us
Another thing to consider is that planets are not as isolated as one may think. We exchange material with Mars and probably most other rocky bodies in
our solar system. So what's to stop some material from escaping to other planetary systems? And we all have different ratios of the same elements. We
are just stardust. Just like everything else "out there"... So...the only thing left to argue for aliens looking nothing like us is...what? Just the
fact that we don't know what they look like because we haven't seen them? Well...some claim to have had encounters... And a multitude of lifeforms
have been described...some weirdish ones, but about 99.9% of the stories I've heard are of humanoid looking creatures. Now, it could be that, in the
universe, or in our galaxy, that maybe only 2% of intelligent life is humanoid. I don't know. But it stands to reason that THE ONES VISITING EARTH
are over 99% humanoid. But since I have an open mind, I'll go ahead and say that there is also a possibility that there are intelligent lifeforms
that we do not know about that may be non-humanoid and its a possibility that these hypothetical lifeforms could outnumber the/us humanoids by far.
Maybe they're invisible. Maybe there are 10 Million of them in, on, under, or around you or your house or etc.at this very moment.
That's unknown data. But going from what little we do know, and the few clues we have, and combining that with the power of reasoning, I would say
that its absolutely a good possibility that the humanoid form may be very abundant throughout the galaxy or even the universe... Maybe it is THE most