We live in a ‘zoo for aliens’

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LOS ANGELES — Renowned as­tro­physi­cist Neil De­grasse Tyson says our planet could have ex­trater­res­trial keep­ers who cre­ated the on­go­ing po­lit­i­cal crisis for their own amuse­ment.

Renowned as­tro­physi­cist Neil De­grasse Tyson has sen­sa­tion­ally re­marked that he doesn’t fear our de­struc­tion at the hands of su­per­in­tel­li­gent aliens - be­cause we might have al­ready been se­cretly con­quered by them.

The Amer­i­can sci­en­tist said he was scep­ti­cal that hu­mans would ever be able to make con­tact with ex­tra ter­res­trial life, but ad­mit­ted there was a pos­si­bil­ity aliens had al­ready dis­cov­ered us.

“A suf­fi­ciently in­tel­li­gent civil­i­sa­tion would have pos­i­tively no in­ter­est in us at all,” he said at the Star­mus Con­fer­ence in Spain.

But he went on to claim that hu­mans could be part of an ‘Alien zoo’ with our space over­lords in­flict­ing ‘weird pol­i­tics’ such as Brexit and the Amer­i­can elec­tion on us to pro­vide them­selves with en­ter­tain­ment, ac­cord­ing to the In­de­pen­dent.

“Maybe I don’t fear it, I just hope that all they would do for us is cre­ate a zoo where we are happy. And maybe that is what they call Earth.”

Fel­low physi­cist Stephen Hawk­ing has pre­vi­ously ex­pressed his be­lief that our planet may be at risk of de­struc­tion at the hands at more ad­vanced alien civ­i­liza­tions, but De­grasse Tyson seems to think that we sim­ply wouldn’t be worth the has­sle.

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