If life evolved on another Earth-like planet wouldn't they end up looking exactly like us?
>>13756937A big part of evolution is random mutation and the other big part is random extinctions and then the survivors having to make do with the mutations they have, so no.
>>13756937Sort of, because there are things objectively more useful and effective than others. They would not look exactly like us by any stretch, humanoid would be surprising, but they will have many fundamental similarities(including being territorial and wanting to kill us, no doubt in my mind). We can see as much within Earth life already.Oh yeah, I also assume you're trying to refer to intelligent aliens, because otherwise this post is nonsense.
>>13756937do spiders look exactly like us? or jelly fish? or viruses?
>>13756985consider how different plants live to animals.
>>13757097If plants were to somehow achieve advanced civilisation, they would develop numerous similarities to us, because this is a rather specific niche. However, if the subject is just any sort of life, then yeah there's room for greater variety.
>>13756937read Arthur C Clarke's 2001, the book is nothing like the movie
>>13757111you could argue that forests are a pretty advanced type of civilisation.
>>13756937>burgers will evolve into hutts