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New Theory Says Aliens May Be More Like Us Than We Think

Due to Hollywood films and science fiction novels, most of us believe that aliens would come in the form of monster-like beings very different to humans. However, new research suggests we could have more in common with extra-terrestrials than we think.

For the first time, researches have used evolutionary theory to support alien predictions and better understand their behavior. The new study indicates that aliens may potentially be shaped by the same processes and mechanisms that shaped humans, like natural selection.

The new study, which was published in the International Journal of Astrobiology, supports the argument that foreign life forms would undergo natural selection, and would evolve over time. Sam Levin, a researcher in Oxford’s Department of Zoology and one of the authors of the paper, explained in a statement:

Using this approach, the team addressed extra-terrestrial evolution, and how complexity will arise in space. The paper makes detailed predictions about the biological makeup of aliens, and also offers insight as to what they may look like. Levin added:

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  • Troy was born and raised in Australia and has always wanted to know why and how things work, which led him to his love for science. He is a professional photographer and enjoys taking pictures of Australia's beautiful landscapes. He is also a professional storm chaser where he currently lives in Hervey Bay, Australia.

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