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Aliens may exist but contact would hurt humans: Hawking

Post by Dragonmikoo on Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:59 am


LONDON (AFP) –
Aliens may exist but mankind should avoid contact with them as the
consequences could be devastating, British scientist Stephen Hawking warned
Sunday.
"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," said the astrophysicist
in a new television series, according to British media reports.
The programmes depict an imagined universe featuring alien life forms in
huge spaceships on the hunt for resources after draining their own
planet dry.
"Such advanced aliens would perhaps become nomads, looking to conquer
and colonize whatever planets they can reach," warned Hawking.
The doomsday scenario is suggested in the series "Into the Universe with
Stephen Hawking" on the Discovery
Channel, which began airing in the United States on Sunday.
On the probability of alien life existing, he says: "To my mathematical
brain, the numbers alone make thinking about aliens perfectly rational.
"The real challenge is to work out what aliens might actually be like."
Glowing squid-like creatures, herds of herbivores that can hang onto a
cliff face and bright yellow predators that kill their prey with
stinging tails are among the creatures that stalk the scientist's
fantastical cosmos.
Mankind has already made a number of attempts to contact
extraterrestrial civilizations.
In 2008, American space agency NASA beamed the Beatles song "Across the Universe" into
deep space to send a message of peace to any alien that happens to be
in the region of Polaris -- also known as the North Star -- in 2439.
But the history of humanity's efforts to contact aliens stretches back
some years.
The US probes Pioneer 10
and 11 were launched in 1972 and 1973 bearing plaques of a naked man
and woman and symbols seeking to convey the positions of the Earth and
the Sun.
Voyager 1 and 2, launched in 1977, each carry a gold-plated copper
phonogram disk with recordings of sounds and images on Earth.


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Re: Aliens may exist but contact would hurt humans: Hawking

Post by monochromatic on Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:23 am

This guy is right, but like they will come to feed on our resources there will be a time when we will go somewhere to feed on someone's else resources. It's just a matter of being a species that has developed into something that either is capable of breeding so fast and in such numbers that the extinction will need something really big happening or the species is technological advanced that their individual product (one human being) has changed its lifespan and put a step away from death, in a sense delayed it.

The next thing is no matter how advanced you are or how many at once you can give birth - we don't know them.

They could be the size of whole solar system, their one individual product and thus they mightn't even come to know our presence, they may be the size of unicellulars or even smaller, they could be walking rocks or walking water or other liquid or even some other element, anything.

May be they are already here, under your feet or they live inside our television sets. May be sunlight is actually an alien that ate a big planet.

Who knows, not me - they never bought from me.

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