posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 03:56 PM
lots of interesting ideas being brought up. As far as what Hawking said, he's simply using the scientific method. He certainly considers the
possibility of intelligent life on other worlds, he simply has no concrete data to support that, and as such it wouldn't be very "scientific" of
him to do anything but speculate and imagine various possibilities.
An interesting idea I've always considered but can't recall ever hearing is that because the earth is more than 1/3 the accepted age of the universe
(assuming the "accepted" age is accurate) we could be relatively old. It may be possible that humans are among the earliest forms of intelligent
life. I don't necessarily believe this, just an idea.
And for the person who mentioned that we have found celestial bodies that defy the laws of physics, I am interested to hear more about that, but
please don't use Newtonian physics to back up that claim as we have known for quite some time that Newton wasn't entirely accurate.
Oh, and by the way, I agree with what Gazrok in the previous post.
[edit on 20-1-2010 by anonymousstranger]