Aliens will look just like humans, says Cambridge professor – Cnet
Professor Simon Conway Morris of Cambridge University thinks aliens will (do) actually look quite a bit like us.
As the Independent reports, Conway Morris has just written a book called “The Runes of Evolution.” In it, he suggests that although there might be different species of being, they all evolve along similar patterns. His favorite is the fact that an octopus’s eye really does bear some similarity to the human one.
The professor is an evolutionary biologist. He believes in evolutionary convergence. This suggests that even though different species live independently, they still have to deal with similar environmental and ecological circumstances. Ergo, they evolve in a more similar manner than one might think.
This appears to reduce the likelihood that our friends from the Planet Pik are blue and have old TV aerials on their heads.