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Famed physicist Stephen Hawking delivered a chilling warning on a recent television special, "Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking."
To drive the point home, Hawking argued that aliens visiting Earth would likely be the same as when explorers first arrived in the New World.
"If aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America, which didn't turn out well for the Native Americans," he said.
If aliens in space ships did come to Earth, Hawking suggests, they may be more "V" than "E.T."
"Such advanced aliens would perhaps become nomads, looking to conquer and colonize whatever planets they can reach," he said, arguing that they may have taken to the stars because they depleted resources on their home world.Famed physicist Stephen Hawking delivered a chilling warning on a recent television special, "Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking."
Originally posted by Magnus47
I think Hawking needs to stretch his imagination a little.
Originally posted by Magnus47
Hawking is a strong scientist, but he's too proud to accept that we have every reason to suspect aliens are already here.
And assuming that they need our resources seems juvenile. If they can cross interstellar space, with access to countless massive planets and asteroid fields, then rest assured they do not need the minerals of a tiny rock like Earth. Unless of course... that resource is life, a rare thing which we do happen to have here. At this point we even touch on the subject of alien abductions.
Anyway there are a lot of threads on this already. But I think Hawking needs to stretch his imagination a little.
Originally posted by listerofsmeg
reply to post by wonderworld
won't attack until the time is right?
what are they waiting for, for us to use all our resources, kill our planet or develope better weapons?
it would be more logical to attack sooner rather than later.
Originally posted by SaosinEngaged
Yes, because Stephen Hawking would be so much more renowned if he went around telling everyone "LOLZ GUYZ EARTH HAS ALIENS!"
Most opinions I read here seem to think should aliens make contact with Earth, they'll be warm fuzzy unicorn loving benevolent beings.
I don't know about that, I think I'm with Stephen on this one.
Originally posted by AncientShade
Steven hawkings has good reasons not to say aliens here, more then just credibility. Many would be afraid for aliens on earth, they are not ready.
There is however a deeper reason for Hawkings warning that is more sinister in background. Recently information posted on forums such as ATS containt knowledge about the human race and outer space that was not discovered by humanity. Validation of that knowledge has finally been confimed and now half the military and sciecedevisions of earth are stuck against the ceiling because of the massive implications.
Hawkings is merely ushering menkind to prepare for the worst in a way that avoids panic amongst the general public for as long as possible. Unlike Hollywood movies, the tidelwave heading to earth can not be stopped by humans.
Originally posted by Hadrian
I totally admire Hawking like everybody else, but his stature does not preclude him from talking out of his buttocks, just like everybody else. Does he have any evidence why ETs would be "bad?" If not, he's just supposing like we all do, here, everyday. His intellect and knowledge in physics and other sciences do not necessarily make him more qualified to ascertain the level of benevolence of intergalactic visitors. Perhaps he's experienced them in "black labs" or via interstellar communications mechanisms, but I don't believe that's likely.
Originally posted by SunDawg
IMO we are not being visited by "Aliens" at this time. I think this is all government bunk or demonic influence. TPTB have been doing the so called "abductions", or brainwashing, whatever you want to call it.