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Why Will Aliens Look Like Earthlings!

December 13, 2018

Why will ALIENS almost surely look like EARTHLINGS?

Two words, CONVERGENT EVOLUTION – in this case it works for two planets!

For life to start there must be a planet in the Goldilocks zone. That includes a temperature range that allows for liquid water.

But it must also have a certain atmosphere.
When the planet is too big, like Jupiter, it has the wrong atmosphere. When the planet is too small, like our Moon, it doesn’t hold in an atmosphere. Wrong atmosphere, wrong chemistry – no life.

That means that life planets always have THE SAME GRAVITY!

That means that the life on those watery planets with the same gravity will have life that faces the same natural selection as our planet.

That means that life anywhere will evolve to the best ways to: SWIM, WALK, FLY, and BURROW!

Convergent evolution means they will come up with virtually the same solutions to how to best swim, walk, fly, and burrow, that life did on Earth.

SO, if aliens are ever found, they should be much the same as life on Earth – CONVERGENT EVOLUTION!


Please see my sci-fi novel, Writings in Science for much more on all things under the Sun or any star! STreaming everywhere.
TomHendricks.us

First review of WIS

October 23, 2016

Dear Readers, Here is my first review of my new sci-fi novel WRITINGS IN SCIENCE,now streaming at Amazon, I-books, Barnes and Noble and more.

Reviewed By Ray Simmons.

Writings in Science (A History of the Future) by Tom Hendricks is billed as A Novel of Stories, Essays, Poems, and Plays. This is probably, at least structurally speaking, one of the most experimental novels I have read in a long time. Many sections read like the musings of an intelligent human being who thinks quite a lot about science, man, art, the universe, and the future. That man would be author Tom Hendricks. At around 400 pages, this is a lot of serious but sometimes whimsical musing. It is organized into “bottles” instead of chapters. (I told you it was experimental.) It is huge in scope, imagining a dying Earth millions of years in the future, and a protagonist running around collecting these literary tidbits as a history of Earth. This is quite a project, and this is quite a book. I liked it because it allowed my mind to ramble as I read Tom Hendricks’s viewpoint on many different topics, presented to me in different ways.

Writings in Science is, in many aspects, a stunning achievement. To tie all these topics and literary mediums into one book is no simple task, but Tom Hendricks does a great job. I enjoyed the essays more than I did the poems, plays, or stories. He hit on some topics that I have written on myself, and even came to a similar conclusion sometimes. The poems, jokes, and plays are good and, though I prefer straightforward prose in a novel for the most part, I found this a very interesting book.

Let’s Play – from WIS a sci-fi novel in progress

March 12, 2013

This is an excerpt of Writings In Science, a sci-fi novel in progress that explores a ‘history of the future’ – from the new issue of Musea. See the rest at musea.us for a full explanation.

“LET’S PLAY – ACTIVE FUN IS THE MAJOR SPORT
1. Flying cars – Finally!
2. Ocean Soccer. Team games are played on the surface of lakes and the ocean.
3. Ballet in No “G”. Ballet and other ‘ballroom’ dancing is done in weightlessness. This brings a new dimension to dance (and acrobatics too).
4. Sun Challenge. Young men are competing to see how close they can rocket to our sun. Many loose otherwise guaranteed long lives for the thrill of this mountain to climb!
5. Two major races on Mars: The first is to climb to the peak of Olympus Mons ahead of competitors. The 2nd is a competition race, in any vehicle, through the entire Valles Marineris, the longest (and deepest) canyon in the solar system at 4,000 km.
6. Telegraph Poles: This all-ages, month-long, sport has one village challenging its neighbors. At the start, they don’t even know the rules or object. That’s part of the game. First town to figure it out and accomplish the goals required – wins.
7. Bird Sled: Massive flying birds pull a sky sled in this low atmosphere race around the world.
8. Jungle Jumping. Clothing is so safe it protects almost all falling bodies from harm. Young men and women test it with jumping from cliffs, over water falls, and from the top of jungle trees.
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