posted on May, 28 2007 @ 08:57 PM
I think the simple human features of the greys is so we're not scared.
Kinda makes sense, If a very alien looking thing came down we'd be terrified. So what would be the best way to not scare us?
Small non threatening mouth. Check
Big puppy dog eyes. Check
Smooth silky skin. Check
I have a hard time believing that aliens would build massive interstellar ships, master many, many sciences. Yet go to another planet butt naked?
Sure, clothes may be specific human things but surely they'd take precautions for different air, heat or cold, brightness etc.
However with the universe being so damn big the possibility of life out there is pretty much guaranteed. Of course with so many planets to choose from
and the vast distances between the chances of contact aren't that great.
But if they are future humans what would cause the differences? We've been losing hair for a long time so that's fair enough.
Maybe after nuclear winter when we block out the sun we'd need those big eyes to see in the dark, could also explain the grey skin.
If the greys are real I think they've just modified their spacesuits to be less threatening and more humanlike.