How We Imagine Aliens

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Our world is full of aliens. Ones that we’ve imagined, I mean. Large-headed, large-eyed, silver- or green-skinned visitors on UFOs. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’s wide-set eyes, wrinkled brow, and glowing finger. Prosthetic-foreheaded Klingons and prosthetic-eared Vulcans and prosthetic-eared Romulans. Martians who…

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Jaime Green

Jaime Green

Writer & editor | BuzzFeed, Brooklyn Magazine, Slate, Longreads, &c.