The man was created in the image of God, according to the Bible. What about extraterrestrial visitors? Why is it that our mental picture of an extraterrestrial visitor is invariably humanoid? What is the significance of witnessing humanoids?
Skeptics claim that such entities would have little physical similarity to humans. “Popular pictures” of ET, they believe, are ludicrous. They say that we are merely projecting our wishes for the alien’s appearance onto the body of the ET. According to scientific journalist Dr. Craig Freudenrich, people conceive of ET in terms of life as we know it. “Aliens have to be played by human actors clothed in extraterrestrial costumes throughout most of history,” he cynically observed.
It’s difficult to create forms that aren’t humanoid because of this.” “And since the viewer needs to identify it, you can’t make an extraterrestrial appear too different from a human,” he adds. Psychologically, we are pretty proficient at distinguishing humanoid forms, therefore an extraterrestrial shaped like a coffee table would not be very good.” We don’t want bugs or even jellyfish, according to Freudenrich; we want tiny green men or benign Klingons, and this is what we perceive when we watch ET.
Science has conditioned us to reject anthropocentric viewpoints. They’ve done it since the Copernican Revolution proved that the Earth isn’t the center of the universe. Scientists make a determined attempt to exclude human values while evaluating observations. They loathe the fact that they are human. They argue that science should not be based only on human beings. They claim that the odds of ET having intelligence are slim, and that even if they do exist, the chances of them resembling “humans” are slim. The pendulum of ideas has swung much too far in this way, even though humans are not the center of the universe.
We shouldn’t be hesitant to think about the most apparent possibility: ET is quite similar to us!
ET visits usually appear in human-like forms for good reason. They have heads, torsos, four limbs, and bilateral symmetry because they must. “Well, the Aliens may be green slimey globs – but if they’re coming here, hands and feet would be really useful!” reasoned a little friend’s child.
And the youngster is accurate. On their diverse worlds, aliens are most likely blobs, writhing creatures, and incomprehensible things. If the Alien can leave its home planet and come to see us, it must be able to do it manually. In order to build things, it must be able to describe movement. This necessitates the use of appendages with opposable digits. It would need limb-like components to ambulate throughout the surroundings. It has to be seen before it can be produced. It possesses “hands,” “arms,” “legs,” and “eyes” as a consequence. It also requires structure, such as a “skeleton” or frame to hold it upright, as well as “skin” to keep the contents contained. By necessity, the Visitors are humanoid. Even the smartest crab or cat will never be able to steer a starship across space-time.
The Space Shuttle is an orbiting spacecraft. In a 2004 study, Dr. Ulrich Walter, a Columbia astronaut, and physicist presents a persuasive argument. He violates scientific assumptions about what ET might look like. “The only realistic possibility seems to be the version achieved by the human species, regardless of whatever perspective you view the problem from,” he adds of the visiting extraterrestrial form. He investigates why carbon chemistry, often known as organic chemistry, has been the bedrock of great evolutionary success. This is why ET cannot be that different from Earthly life in terms of fundamental elements.
Human-like stereoscopic vision and hand-eye coordination would be required by space-faring species. Any sentient ET life, according to Dr. Walter, would be made up of “flesh” (a clump of replicating watery cells) and “blood” (a liquid that transports needed substances.) The “flesh” and “blood” of a humanoid. Dr. Walter concludes that ET’s functional equivalents are similar to ours, and “the only mystery left is where these components are placed.”
“They may be anything,” another youngster said when asked what ET looks like. He is also accurate. There are old and sophisticated creatures if the planet is filled with sentient life. Those that adapt are the ones who survive. Over millennia, technology has surely allowed them to seem how they desire. And if something is strange enough, it may take on any shape. It may also object to being labeled as “living” or “sentient.” Their form is likely to be anything they want it to be. It was created via “self-engineering.” Aliens that come to visit us would have to be very adaptable, having the capacity to change form in order to take advantage of any environment. ET’s look, like their ship (and the material from which it is formed), may vary.
Regardless of how they seem, ET’s core essence remains humanoid. Because we have a similar progenitor, we are quite familiar with their appearance. Our ancestor is the same as ours. And one day, we’ll follow in their footsteps. The fact is that both Man and the Visitor are manifestations of God’s infinite image, making the term “alien” meaningless.