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We all have the occasional weird thought about the nature of existence.
Like, do you see the same purple as I see? Is the world actually round, how would you actually know? What is 'nothing', surely if we have a word for it then it must be something?
But now a leading astrophysicist has claimed we could all be animals in an elaborate zoo run by aliens.
Neil deGrasse Tyson also thinks we could be stuck in a state of ignorant bliss about our extraterrestrial overlords.
Wired reports that, speaking about the possibility of hyper-intelligent aliens, he told guests at the Starmus conference in Tenerife: "I fear the day we come upon a species such as that.
"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."
TheLADbible is unable to confirm whether or not he was stoned when he made these comments.
He also reckons we'd be pretty thick compared to our alien overlords.
He continued: "A sufficiently intelligent civilisation would have positively no interest in us at all.
"In the same way as when you're walking down a street and there's a worm there."
He even warned that Professor Stephen Hawking's intelligence might only measure up to an alien toddler.
Well if humans are animals in an alien zoo, then spare a thought for the animals we keep in zoos.
Neil's theory would mean that the Lions down at Chester Zoo are living in a zoo within a zoo - woah dude, that's some Inception shit.
Blowing my mind man.
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