Aliens could be spiders the size of elephants

And other stories from the stranger side of life

Richard Dawkins
Richard Dawkins

Aliens could be spiders the size of elephants, according to Richard Dawkins. During an online Q&A, the famous atheist said that if aliens came from a similar planet to Earth they would probably look like humans, but if they came from somewhere with a “much weaker gravitational pull”, they could be “animals the size of an elephant built along the lines of spider”. The prospect is a “nightmare scenario”, remarked the Daily Star.

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