Astronomers Seth Baum, Jacob Haqq-Misra and Shawn Domagal-Goldman, who’ve been searching for extraterrestial life most of their profession life, have just published a study warning that may have been a mistake. They argue that aliens may behave like we have when discovering a new species:
Just as we did to those beings, the extraterrestrials might proceed to kill, infect, dissect, conquer, displace or enslave us, stuff us as specimens for their museums or pickle our skulls and use us for medical research.
This study, which appeared in the journal Acta Astronautica, goes on to warn:
A core concern is that ETI will learn of our presence and quickly travel to Earth to eat or enslave us.
Eat or enslave us?!? We think these guys have been watching to many episodes of “The Twilight Zone”.