It is amusing to imagine other worlds with humanoid lifeforms “singing, dancing, and telling tales” in the same way that we do on Earth. There is also a possibility that humans might be all over the universe, according to some scientists.
Let us assume for a second that humanity will be capable of travelling to other planets in the future and find… even more humans.
Based on his studies, an astrobiologist at the University of Cambridge reckons that scenario is more plausible than you may think.
In a recent interview with Simon Conway Morris, an evolutionary palaeobiologist from the university’s Department of Earth Sciences, Morris indicated that scientists could “say with reasonable confidence” that human-like development has transpired elsewhere in the universe.
Morris’ thinking is based on the concept of convergent evolution, which states that “random effects gradually average out such that evolution converges, tending to generate similar creatures in any given environment,” according to Science Focus. Flying, for example, was offered by the magazine as an instance of how it “had evolved independently on Earth at least four times — in birds, bats, insects, and pterosaurs.”
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In essence, convergent evolution hypothesis claims that evolution is a universal natural rule that applies to all planets. In other words, the “Star Trek” blue and green alien humanoids could be real.
Morris is not the only one who believes alien life developed “human-like” characteristics. Arik Kershenbaum, a scientist at the famed British school, wrote an entire book about it.
Although it is “tempting” to envision otherworldly beings who do not share human cultural preferences like philosophy and literature, Kershenbaum contends that they did not just appear as advanced technological entities. Kershenbaum stated that even sophisticated extraterrestrial lifeforms would have “evolved from a pre-technological species.”
It is amusing to imagine other worlds with humanoid lifeforms “singing, dancing, and telling tales” in the same way that we do on Earth.
If evolution is as potent as Darwinists like Kershenbaum and Morris believe, we will be more likely to relate to and interact with aliens.