Is There Any Plausible Reason Why Aliens Would Evolve To Look Like Us?

  In science fiction movies and TV shows, intelligent aliens are usually the same basic shape as humans: two arms, two legs and a head. But why would creatures that evolved on a completely different planet look so similar to us? We asked some experts, and they told us the most likely explanations for humanoid aliens. Top image: Artwork by Wayne Douglas Barlowe The truth is, aliens tend to look like us in science fiction for a couple of basic reasons: budget, and relatability. “Most aliens in SF are humanoid…

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