We no longer have regular topic challenge events, but ocasional one-off challenges happen from time to time.

With the latest eye question I noticed the selection of alien visual system ideas we’ve had thus far, and I added a to a few that I recalled.

I’d like to further muse over and discuss just how different a visual sense could be, challenging every component in the architecture and looking into more novel ways in which such a sense could be implemented.

Note to that end I rever to vision rather than “eye” because Hal Clement writes of aliens with a more novel implementation.

Just asking that is too broad. So it occured to me to bring it up as a topic challenge, and then summarize the results on a meta post.

  • $\begingroup$ I like this idea and will be happy to participate $\endgroup$
    – TrEs-2b
    Commented Oct 7, 2016 at 15:24
  • $\begingroup$ Let me guess: “anatomically correct Trawliberg Terror”? No, wait; that’s been done. $\endgroup$
    – JDługosz
    Commented Oct 7, 2016 at 16:19
  • $\begingroup$ oh, ha ha my sides, they be splitting $\endgroup$
    – TrEs-2b
    Commented Oct 7, 2016 at 16:20


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