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Hawking warns of alien invasion threat

Posted on Sunday, 29 May, 2011 | Comment icon 108 comments | News tip by: Persia

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Stephen Hawking has said that any attempt to contact extraterrestrial life could be dangerous.

In his new book "First Contact", Marc Kaufman cites Hawking's comments to help him explore in detail the less common view that reaching out to contact an intelligent extraterrestrial civilization could prove disasterous and that doing so could constitute an invite for them to come to our planet and plunder all our natural resources.

"Stephen Hawking is warning that the SETI efforts to actively “contact possible intelligent life out there is way too risky and dangerous,” states the new book “First Contact” that also notes how Hawking is convinced “that other higher life forms do exist in the galaxies and would more likely raid Earth for its resources and move on."

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Comment icon #99 Posted by BunnyGirl on 23 June, 2011, 19:19
I feel the same way. My favorite is Greer and his Free Energy claims.
Comment icon #100 Posted by Terra 333 on 26 June, 2011, 14:27
I love your attitude/sarcasm! I have been thinking about what Hawking "allegedly" stated about the dangers of "Contact". I have come to determine one of three things: 1. Hawking is an idiot (I.E.) they must already know we are here and there is nothing we could do to stop them, if they are that advanced. 2. He has become a tool for the "Elitists" who want to keep and accelerate "economic slavery system" on this planet. 3. He does not speak for himself (New World Tool), or was taken completely out of context to create a bit of sensationalism ... [More]
Comment icon #101 Posted by Hilander on 27 June, 2011, 17:19
I don't think the one's that have already been here are much of a threat, at least not at this time. That doesn't mean that there aren't others that wouldn't have a problem wiping us out or using us as food.
Comment icon #102 Posted by psyche101 on 28 June, 2011, 3:18
Wow, has this thread degenerated. It always surprises me to see people say Hawking is a fool, and then type that he is a tool of the elitists. I looked for a face-palm pic, but could not find one large, nor magnificent enough to suit the current situation. Yes, these are the people calling Hawking a fool. Ironic isn't it! Most cannot even read well enough to determine when he is speculating or offering a serious hypothesis, but I suspect his intelligence is so high that such simply all collectively zooms over said heads. At FTL too. Gracious ET could sure be forgiven for mistaking ear... [More]
Comment icon #103 Posted by know_doubt on 28 June, 2011, 3:20
Don't worry... if they want to eat humans, they'll probably just clone us in vats or something. OTOH feral humans might make good pets. Very trainable!
Comment icon #104 Posted by DONTEATUS on 28 June, 2011, 13:52
Indeed ,Indeed ! That seems to be the problem . Mankind will need to open his mind to ever see whats out there to See ! Stephen Hawkings is quite the Mind of our times. But to say anything is impossible or it can only be this way or another is locking your door to open processe`s of our thinking process. We need to be sometimes Smacked right in the Face to open our Eyes ! We may have only a few hundred years on this rock left the way we are going !
Comment icon #105 Posted by BunnyGirl on 28 June, 2011, 19:23
There are few people in the world who would truly think of Hawking as an 'idiot' (excluding maybe some of deeply religious faith), even those in the science communities that disagree with his work. In fact, I think the only people that would really think Hawking is an idiot, must be idiots themselves. No, I'm not saying that you're an idiot, as you only suggested Hawking could be one (much like Hawking only suggested this particular scenario of hostile ETs). We toss around absolutes, like "If they [aliens] are that advanced, they would blah, blah, blah." Frankly [... [More]
Comment icon #106 Posted by Celtiksteel on 1 July, 2011, 23:10
Granted, the arrival of "aliens" to our world could mean trouble. But, also could mean positive things.. The analogy of this planet being used for resources "depletion", is a possibility, if it's like most sci-fi movies. Fear is a belief maker for sure. I for one, believe that if and when they come, they will greet us as a strange group of life-forms. Cautious and curious. Now maybe they already know of us, and are here to possibly teach us new and amazing things? Throughout the memory of time, we have been told, and have read numerous accounts of visitations by being... [More]
Comment icon #107 Posted by CrimsonVic on 16 July, 2011, 20:17
i believe this guy , STEPHEN HAWKING ,is the antichrist
Comment icon #108 Posted by Mystic_Investigations on 19 August, 2011, 10:32
I always thought it was dumb to try and send signals out and put information about us on deep space probes. Look at how evil our government are now. Imagine how evil an ultra advanced civilization might be because the power would go to their head. It's rather slim that any government or race would be some enlightened peaceful entity. It's foolish to broadcast our location to the Universe.

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