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originally posted by: Puppylove
Their last statement isn't talking about aliens at all and in the billion other ways we can be snuffed out in an instant in our hostile universe.
Hawking has spoken publicly about his fears that an advanced alien civilization would have no problem wiping out the human race the way a human might wipe out a colony of ants. At the media event announcing the new project, he noted that human beings have a terrible history of mistreating, and even massacring, other human cultures that are less technologically advanced — why would an alien civilization be any different?
"We don't know much about aliens, but we know about humans. If you look at history, contact between humans and less intelligent organisms have often been disastrous from their point of view, and encounters between civilizations with advanced versus primitive technologies have gone badly for the less advanced. A civilization reading one of our messages could be billions of years ahead of us. If so, they will be vastly more powerful, and may not see us as any more valuable than we see bacteria."
The real Dr Paul Hertz wouldn't be using imgur to seed his thoughts and, if it were true, the uploader would have been quick to add the actual links.
originally posted by: BlackProject
Paul Herts, Director of Astrophyics Divion of NASA shared an IMGUR post regards our question about aliens.
I cannot find the original source for this information but googling around it shows some links. I do not wish to state this as fact but if this is as it is, then it sure is interesting.
Be carefull what you wish for. if you guys knew even a fraction of the # we do, you will never sleep again. I promise you that
originally posted by: flice
Sounds like click bait bull#....
In other posts, other NASA officials are more ambitious and not so doomsday minded as the post suggests; stating stuff like, "we will most likely come across aliens within 15-20 years" and so on....