How many times have we seen alien invasions in movies and series? Fingers are probably missing to count them. But what if there really was an alien invasion?
Jacco Van Loon, an astrophysicist and director of the Keele Earth and Space Observatory on the campus of Keele University, England, has warned that an advanced species of aliens could easily view humans as a threat and wipe us out.
In an article published on the news portal ‘The Conversation’, Professor Van Loon explains that the first signs of life on our planet appeared about 3.5 billion years ago, but the Universe has existed for more than 10 billion more years.
If we accept the theory that life is not unique to Earth, it is extremely feasible that something came before us and is much more advanced, assuming that these aliens followed the same trajectory as life on Earth.
The astrophysicist explains why aliens have not yet contacted Earth, they could consider earthlings as a primitive species, and adds that an advanced species could easily kill us.
“Aliens may be interested in our planet,” explains van Loon.
«The Earth has the perfect conditions for life. They might need another home, if for some reason – like climate change, nuclear war, or a huge asteroid impact – they had to leave their own planet. ‘
“It is also possible that they are not seeking friendship. There are many examples in our history of times when humans traveled somewhere on Earth and acted cruelly, killing or enslaving the people who lived there.
“The aliens who settle on Earth may want us to get out of their way.”
‘There is another reason: humans are predators that eat other life forms. Aliens may also find us nutritious or tasty. “
However, after this warning, Professor Van Loon also said that aliens might not be interested in us, but that doesn’t mean we won’t find them in the near future.
On the other hand, it may be that a life like ours is really very ordinary. With so many worlds and civilizations to choose from, we may not have caught your eye yet.
“Some aliens may find us dull, difficult to understand, too primitive to deserve their attention or potentially carriers of disease,” continues the astrophysicist.
“Conversations across the vastness of space have been going on for many years and traveling even further. Some aliens may simply not be interested in life beyond their own world. “
“If that’s the case, we might soon be able to detect alien life around nearby stars for ourselves.”