Contacting Aliens 'A Bad Idea', Warns Hawking

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Contacting Aliens 'A Bad Idea', Warns Hawking

Post by mj12cz » Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:05 pm

The man has a good point! :shock:

Aliens are very likely out there, according to eminent scientist Stephen Hawking - but we should keep quiet and hope they don't notice us. In a new documentary for the Discovery Channel, the theoretical physicist warns against making contact with any extra-terrestrials.

Professor Hawking, who retired as the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge last year, claims such space life would only abuse Earth's resources and move on.

"We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn't want to meet," he said.

"I imagine they might exist in massive ships, having used up all the resources from their home planet.

"Such advanced aliens would perhaps become nomads, looking to conquer and colonise whatever planets they can reach."

"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."

The documentary, which begins on May 9, explores the British scientist's vision of the universe.

While most aliens were in all probability simple organisms such as microbes, Professor Hawking said it would only take a few intelligent ones to spell disaster for humans.

"To my mathematical brain, the numbers alone make thinking about aliens perfectly rational," he explained.

"The real challenge is to work out what aliens might actually be like

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/20100425/tod ... 0a197.html

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Re: Contacting Aliens 'A Bad Idea', Warns Hawking

Post by Nazi UFOs » Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:34 pm

It's a good point. There's a high probability that not all alien species are friendly. There's most probably alot of cowboys and indians out there just on galatic scale. :P

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Re: Contacting Aliens 'A Bad Idea', Warns Hawking

Post by falkor » Mon May 03, 2010 6:32 am

"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."
so what do the guys at SETI have to say about that? :hmmm:

years and years of staring out nto space

only to be told

STOP IT! think of Columbus :shock:

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Re: Contacting Aliens 'A Bad Idea', Warns Hawking

Post by DarkKnight » Tue May 18, 2010 12:28 pm

I can see Hawking's point but the explorer in you would not let you stop.
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