Sunday, April 25, 2010

Stephen Hawking: Aliens Might Hate Us



"Aliens could attack at any time." -- Nick Pope, British defense minister, November 2006

New York Daily News: Contact with aliens could get us killed, says Stephen Hawking in Discovery's 'Into the Universe'

Aliens are out there... and we need to stop trying to talk to them.

That's the advice of famed physicist Stephen Hawking.

"We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn't want to meet," the award-winning British scientist said in a series for the Discovery Channel, "Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking."

To drive the point home, Hawking argued that aliens visiting Earth would likely be the same as when explorers first arrived in the New World.

"If aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America, which didn't turn out well for the Native Americans," he said.

If aliens in space ships did come to Earth, Hawking suggests, they may be more "V" than "E.T."

"Such advanced aliens would perhaps become nomads, looking to conquer and colonize whatever planets they can reach," he said, arguing that they may have taken to the stars because they depleted resources on their home world.

However, if humans were to encounter aliens, Hawking believes they would likely be animals or even just microbes.

The Discovery series, which begins airing tonight, will address issues such as space exploration, alien life, as well as time travel.

"Into the Universe" took three years to complete, and was spearheaded by Hawking, who suffers from neuro-muscular dystrophy.

9 comments:

Fungus FitzJuggler III said...

Very revealing.

I believe that the USA has a project blue beam involving bogus aliens, to distractfrom certain economic problems, cut popultaion numbers, esp of young men, etc

Any idea if this is all part of same?

Quantum_Flux said...

It is my belief that any species that participates in too many high stakes zero sum games won't make it very far beyond their own star system. How does Stephen Hawking make the assumption that a spacefaring civilization would even want to participate in war when resources are rare in space and thereby they would be taking very high risks in attempting to fight an indiginous population that is already well suited for the home field advantage?

OilIsMastery said...

The Mahabharata describes the war between the three worlds. Recognize!

Quantum_Flux said...

How do I know that's not just ancient Sci-Fi?

Quantum_Flux said...

Is Noah's Ark being found in Turkey not credible enough for you or something? LOL....where's all the pictures?

Fungus FitzJuggler III said...

The point is, that the annointed successor to Einstein has spoken!

Be afraid! The supplement to the war on terror?

QF
Have you managed to count to 1,024 yet?

You say that by being too aggressive, any alien species will not be a threat? Interesting logic ...... ! Maybe 'ole two wheels has a point! There will certainly be a lack of intelligent resistance!

Quantum_Flux said...

Okay fungus fitzdipshit, everybody makes mistakes, I think this is obviously one in which Stephen Hawking is mistaken.

Quantum_Flux said...

Participation in zero sum games is unintelligent.

brajabidhusingh said...

It is my opinion that aliens ,if come to earth or communicated to us, wil not be so harmful
as thought.My research on consciuosness reveals me that advance creatures possess more humanity.Consciousness is an all round development. Express or not,advance creatures always possess more humanity by the theory of consciousness