What has the discovery of Earth-Like Planets Beyond Our Solar System Done For Your Fi
I have given the discovery of other Earth-Like planets beyond our solar system a lot of thought.
I don't think another world would evolve like us. Something fundamental would have to be different to create a different culture and history that would be odd to people of Earth.
I've designed a spin-off of humans where evolution sent them in an entirely different direct by simply examining a civilization of women having physical superiority over the men of their world, since their history began.
Has the discovery of other Earth-Like planets influenced you?
Don't re-invent the wheel.
A science-fiction writer with more than adequate knowledge to draw from who has created quite a number of alien worlds with alternate biologies, and hence cultures, is Brian Stableford. Books and series such as the "Daedalus" sextet, the "Genesys" trilogy, The Omega Expedition, and many, many more are both good reading and thought-provoking looks at what "alien" and "human" might mean.