The Aliens Won’t Eat Us

Just as they would not be recognized by the local pathogens as potential hosts, aliens would also not recognize Earth’s organic matter as a potential food source. They couldn’t digest us. And they probably wouldn’t need to, anyway. As Jacob Haqq-Misra, an astronomer at Pennsylvania State University, pointed out, “A society capable of interstellar travel should have solved their development issues such that they do not need humans for food.”

Ragnar Larsen