Stranger Aliens—Why When We Find Aliens Do They Always Act like Us?


In fiction, both novels, films, comics, and other forms humans have for a long time imagined alien beings from other worlds and other planets, but often their emotions and physiologies closely mirror our own. Most science fiction looks at alien life as human-esque, and it’s not something just found in fiction, but modern scientists also are clouded with this notion.

Narrated by British science writer Philip Ball, this video argues that the scientific search for aliens needs to ditch this simplistic and solipsistic view and take a bolder approach to imagining extraterrestrial life.

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