Here's mine. I Truly believe Others are out there but the way others make them out to be (E.T looking) I think it's completely wrong.
If we assume the Big Bang Theory is a true event... (it can't be proven but it's a logical explanation) Then the that's when life started that's when the Planets form or a few millions after that once everything cooled down. so how are we at this point in our evolution yet some believe other beings have the potential to look different or have great intelligence. I think that for a race we have achieved some great things (rockets, cars, Planes, phones and our basic but essential things we use in our daily life!) but what would the other beings be like?
Firstly I think they would look like us. NASA have confirmed other planets out there that are 10-100 x bigger than earth but hold the basic things necessary to maintain and grow human life. So if an organism evolved the same way we did on a distant planet why wouldn't they look like us? or maybe something before us? Apes?! maybe even a fish before the planet's water started disappearing.
I think Alien life would look like us. But would they be as intelligent? Why did we as a species decide I want to teach our children in schools? Teach them about science and maths etc. Who's to say other planets went down the path of teaching there children just to survive or maybe there are not even at the stage to know about physics.
What do you think?