by Chance Palm

All lot of time in school lately has been spent trying to get us to think about our future. What college will we go to? What will be our major? What career will we choose?  That creates a conflict for me as the things I really enjoy don’t have lots of career positions for them.

The subjects I enjoy the most consistently have been English, philosophy and science. Even though there are a lot of career positions in science, I don’t think it is the type of career I would like to do for the rest of my life. Learning is what I really enjoy, but college is very expensive and I don’t have enough money to go to college for the rest of my life.

But today I don’t want to talk about my future. Instead I want to talk about if super-intelligent aliens want to eat humans, are they wrong? Clearly, from a human’s perspective, it is wrong. I would prefer not to be eaten by a super-intelligent alien, so why would I ever be for aliens eating humans? I do though think we should not worry about any smart aliens eating us. If they are really “super-intelligent” they would probably empathize with lower sentiment beings and would feel it is unethical to eat humans and find better forms of energy.

It is a bit unethical for an alien to eat a human considering that it is super-intelligent and could find better or more ethical forms of getting energy.

However, if humans were the only forms of food for the super-intelligent aliens you kind of have to accept the fate of the humans. Super-intelligent aliens are much smarter than humans, and there is nothing really special about humans in particular, especially to the aliens.

Also, humans do the same thing to other lifeforms, even though it is possible to eat the lower lifeforms, like plants. We end up eating animals even though we don’t particularly have to. Also, it might even be better for humans to eat the lowest possible lifeforms that we can considering that lots of our food we produce goes to animals.

Therefore, if we are going to say that super-intelligent aliens eating humans is unethical, we also have to admit that humans’ own actions toward lower life-forms is unethical as well. I am not saying all people should be vegan. I am just trying to argue to super-intelligent aliens that eating humans is unethical.

Also, say super-intelligent aliens do show up and start gobbling up humans. It might be just the idea to finally get humans to come together and work for a common goal of not getting eaten. What if we can’t and we are unable to work for humanity as a whole? Maybe then the aliens are not wrong in eating humans.