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Hawking: we should avoid alien contact

Posted on Monday, 26 April, 2010 | Comment icon 249 comments | News tip by: behaviour???

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Stephen Hawking has suggested that while its highly likely aliens exist we should be doing all we can to avoid them.

Many beliefs about alien contact have portrayed extraterrestrial visitors as the pinnacle of evolution and concerned with the wellbeing of our planet however its quite possible that if an alien race came upon us they would be more like those from the movie Independence Day than those from ET.

"The aliens are out there and Earth had better watch out, at least according to British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking in a published report."

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Comment icon #240 Posted by psyche101 on 29 July, 2010, 5:39
Well, I'd never do that. Not surprising really, you are that last person I would expect to do so. Cheers.
Comment icon #241 Posted by psyche101 on 29 July, 2010, 5:40
You just have to look at the odds. What reason would an Alien civilization have to come and give us anything? They burn their time, labor and resources to come here and help us? Not bloody likely! If I were to guess, I'd say the odds are more than 70% that our Alien visitors would be hostile. You have to consider the fact that the real reason we look for inhabitable planets is so we can inhabit them and utilize resources. Our "Alien brothers" would likely be doing the same thing. If in doubt, stay home and mind your own business. Remember what happened to the Aztecs or the Native Americans? We... [More]
Comment icon #242 Posted by psyche101 on 29 July, 2010, 5:42
Somewhere in my Book of Things Not To Do was a section of things not to do when encountering anything that got out of a "flying saucer' and striking up a conversation was one of them Quite sensible really. Quarantine should definitely be the first issue of business.
Comment icon #243 Posted by psyche101 on 29 July, 2010, 5:44
Just might be the perfect time to sell a few choice bridges. How are they going to know they have already been sold? Just print a few of these off and keep it all legal like
Comment icon #244 Posted by psyche101 on 29 July, 2010, 5:46
Oh crap, that puts me at the back of the bus with Don Wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round Next, 99 bottles of beer on the wall........ oh crap I'm done for, but if I evolve you guys better be careful MOVE OVER 98 bottles of beer on the wall, 98 bottles of beer...
Comment icon #245 Posted by DONTEATUS on 29 July, 2010, 13:52
We dive to the bottom of the Ocean at great risk to look at micro organisms? Curiosity is a powerful thing. We also Fish the depths of our most dangerous oceans for Alaskan King Crabs to Steal them away from there dark cold world ,to throw them into Boiling water and Devour them in such enjoyment ! "Keep an eye out tonite from the Darkness of Space, the People basket might just be a Shinning Disc"justDONTEATUS
Comment icon #246 Posted by StarLord on 29 July, 2010, 23:00
Really? So what's the Bait?
Comment icon #247 Posted by DONTEATUS on 29 July, 2010, 23:17
Really? So what's the Bait? They are very Sneeky! Those Aliens! They put one of these in each Human collecting Basket!
Comment icon #248 Posted by Dancingtiger on 30 July, 2010, 2:15
Farrah and a gently rocking six pack of cold cans in the man traps, in the women traps they hide their hybrid babies knowing most women will look for a crying baby, and most men will do anyhthing for a Farrah Fawcett. I think the women get ripped off.
Comment icon #249 Posted by Menial Task on 30 July, 2010, 4:12
That reminds me of the movie, Mars Attacks in a way, just a tad bit corny.

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