Extraterrestrials Might Look Like Us, Says Astrobiologist
“Eerily similar to the life we see on Earth,” says Charles Cockell, professor of astrobiology at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.
Indeed, Cockell’s new book (The Equations of Life: How Physics Shapes Evolution) suggests a “universal biology.” Alien adaptations, significantly resembling terrestrial life -- from humanoids to hummingbirds -- may have emerged on billions of worlds.
“Life on Earth might be a template for life in the universe,” he says.
By Bill Retherford, Forbes