How come all the aliens we depict look like humans? Subconsciously, aliens are to humans as humans are to chimps. That means they’ve not even left the primate family. Humans have less hair than chimps, bigger brains and walk upright which enables them to manipulate high-tech tools more easily. A typical alien, the small, thin one (sometimes wearing an artificial exoskeleton) with 2-5 fingers on each hand, walks upright on two legs, has a very big head and very big eyes and they don’t even have eyebrows or pubic hair and they travel through space and operate high-tech machinery. That’s like the next step in primate evolution; chimp-human-alien and space is the supposed final frontier for us so it’s not strange that we imagine aliens to be similar to what we imagine future humans are like.
This green alien to the left is more similar to a human than any other life-form we’ve ever seen. The only exception is the big eyes, but all mammal children have big eyes making them instinctively cute so the parents will take care of it, they also have bigger heads, so either we connect big heads and big eyes, or want to cutify aliens, or we think so much about vision (i.e. we see the world more than we smell it) that we gave this quality to the alien as well, or think future humans will be even more visually oriented than already today or a combination or something else.
Either way, we seem to have a very limited imagination when it comes to aliens. The picture shows a green alien without a nose but with big eyes. That’s probably in line with humans having a very bad sense of smell compared to other animals and good eye-sight compared to most animals; most mammals have only 2-colour-vision, primates 3, birds 4. Also, no genitals. Is this because sex is tabooish and dirty or because it is animalistic or because it is more high-tech to produce children in a lab rather than in a pile of leaves or is it a combination or something else?
Aliens and humans are not actually related; anyone that says that the pyramids were built by aliens does not know enough about history and evolution to be allowed an opinion on the matter. And those who claim that aliens have visited Earth today or in the past 5 million years, obviously have no respect for the improbability of intelligent enough life to arise close enough in time and space with motivation enough to travel for maybe 1,000 years (It takes 2,200,000, that’s 2.2 million, years just to travel from the nearest(!) galaxy and that’s at light-speed, which is theoretically impossible) through space just to get here without knowing if there’d be life here.
On a different note, if you look at some of the aliens (the bad guys, the muscles) in the movie The Fifth Element, they are humans with heads like boars or orcs. And orcs represent the same thing as these, they are stupid and muscular and physical and ugly as opposed to the light elves who are tall, wise, pacifist, cultural and can even communicate telepathically. So, it’s like splitting humans into an intelligent pole and a stupid pole, just like the dichotomy of good and evil, and the frequent use of dark and light in e.g. LOTR.
What I’d like you to remember though, looking at your nailed, hydrophobe paws clawing away at the keyboard in front of your being, is that you are a primate living on a planet in space, or, as I like to call myself, a space monkey.