ET wants to eat you

Ok, true confession time, I have a genuine fondness for Ancient Aliens on The History Channel Thursday nights. I’ve often argued that we’ve forgotten much of what we’ve known, and I’m delighted when some new discovery has been around for a long, long time. (You should take a minute and go read about how a thirteen-year-old boy applied the Fibonacci sequence in a tree’s natural branching to produce solar collection at a great improvement.)

However.

I am both amused and disgusted that the government would be funding science to create output such as:

A core concern is that ETI will learn of our presence and quickly travel to Earth to eat or enslave us. Predation is common among life forms on Earth because it can be more efficient to prey upon other biota than it is to independently utilize autotrophy for energy, carbon fixation, and other nutrients for cellular material [78].

If you read the whole paper you’ll see a “pickle our skulls and use us for medical research,” line in there, too.

How’s that for your morning guffaw?

Comments

  1. “It was just a fun paper written by a few friends, one of whom happens to have a NASA affiliation.”

    http://paleblueblog.org/post/9110304050/some-important-points-of-clarification

  2. So ET really doesn’t want to eat me? Oh, man. Let me tell you, I feel so much better now.