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Professor Stephen Hawking, who in a recent release, states that although he believes in the possibility of life elsewhere, he believes we should NOT attempt to contact them.
Originally posted by spikey
Not only that, we have been spewing radio and television, and all kinds of EM signals into space for over a century.
It's a bit hard to hide, when you're shouting your head off!
Originally posted by elaine
I believe that contact with aliens (if they exist) could be detrimental to the human race even if it was not the alien's intent to harm.
We are of and part of this earth. Aliens would not be and could cause harm simply by being here. Like an invasive species overtakeing the indigenous species, they may not be good for us and could upset the balance of nature here on earth.
I also don't think you should assume aliens would be "friendly".
Originally posted by Gaderel
More likely they should be afraid of us.
We are a violent, heavily armed, untrustworthy species.
[edit on 4/5/2010 by Gaderel]
Originally posted by MonteroReal
Fear? no, welcome? no, they are alien, and i dont know how an alien will think, they can be good, they can be bad, if they are good, fine, and if they are bad we must be ready to fight if we can.
I dont assume that bs that an advance race must be peaceful or nice, technology is technology, it doesnt have anything to do with ethics, you dont need better ethics to develop a better machine.