The book “Aliens: The World’s Leading Scientists on the Search for Extra-terrestrial Life”, containing a chapter by Professor Lewis Dartnell, was reviewed in The New York Times’ Books of the Times section by Jennifer Senior. 

Jennifer Senior highlighted Lewis Dartnell’s essay as her favourite one, noting that it explains why aliens would not come to Earth to have sex with us or eat us for supper.

“The likelihood that we’d be genetically compatible with aliens is terribly remote, which means that they’d almost certainly be immune to our sexual charms. For similar reasons, having to do with biochemistry, we’d be lousy refreshments for them — they would almost certainly lack the proper enzymes to digest us.”

Read the whole review on The New York Times.

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