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Thursday, February 12, 2004

Alien Nation 

What would an alien look like? It's an interesting question, and this article provides a semi-decent summary of some ideas. Which are wrong. The author points out that they almost certainly won't be humanoid.

I agree with that, but more importantly, he touches on something less discussed in ET circles: we have a pretty narrow definition of life. Oxygen and carbon are not the most common elements in the universe. Why should other life be so based? And why should it look like anything we see on Earth, or even like anything we can comprehend?

Good read. Describe ET.

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