Once astronomers began to realize that, apparently, the basic ingredients for life and the general conditions for habitability were scattered all through the Universe, the unavoidable question arose: "Where is everybody?" Why hasn't life arisen elsewhere in our galaxy to a level of technological sophistication allowing them to visit our planetary neighborhood? Why aren't we already in contact with advanced space-going extraterrestrials? Those were the kinds of searching questions atomic physicist Enrico Fermi, the father of nuclear fission chain reactions, asked his Los Alamos Laboratory colleagues back in 1950. The query came to be known as "The Fermi Paradox."
The Fermi Diet is this author's humble take on a possible answer to the paradox. Humans are at the top of the food chain here on Earth. What what makes us think the same would hold true in the great vastness of the cosmos? Perhaps the aliens are out there after all, simply waiting for harvest time. And when they come, they'll want to pluck the plumpest ones first. Better start a Fermi Diet before it's too late.