Stephen Hawking says we shouldn’t send signals to the Universe in search of Aliens

Date: April / 26 / 2010 + Comments: 0

Stephen Hawking The great scientist, Stephen Hawking (68 years old), recently said in a new Discovery Channel Documentary, titled Universe:

We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn’t want to meet. 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 colonize whatever planets they can reach. Trying to make contact with alien races is a little too risky. If aliens ever visit us, I think the outcome would be much as when Christopher Columbus first landed in America, which didn’t turn out very well for the Native Americans.

So we should silence all of the projects that are sending sounds and signals to the Universe, since the worst case scenario would be an invasion to Earth.

Hawking also suggests that most of this alien life will be the equivalent of microbes or simple animals, the sort of life that has dominated Earth for most in the beginning.

Via Gizmodo

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Post author: Daniel Semper

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