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Finding love in an alien world / TV Trope

The other day I was talking about aliens in fiction, which got me thinking about Avatar, which then brought to

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Let’s create better aliens / Why the idea we have of aliens doesn’t approximate “reality”

We need more realism in the way we portray, or imagine, aliens. What do I mean by “realism”? A little less ruled by our fears, potential inferiority complex, and other negative things we like to project on the idea of extraterrestrial life.

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