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Originally posted by Bordon81
It is likely the native Americans were just as intelligent as the Europeans but lacked the inherited technology of the European civilization. So what does that say about future alien visitations? Will it just be their ships and hypnotizing beams that make them superior?
Originally posted by wonderworld
Mankind must abandon earth or face extinction: Hawking
Mankind's only chance of long-term survival lies in colonizing space, as humans drain Earth of resources and face a terrifying array of new threats, warned British scientist Stephen Hawking on Monday.
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."
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Many may argue that Aliens are good. My viewpoint is quite the opposite.
Originally posted by SaosinEngaged
Edit: Believe it or not, the thought of finding planets in other solar systems was, in the early 1990's, considered nothing more but fringe science. It wasn't until the first extrasolar planet was discovered in 1995 that more astro-physicists and astronomers became open to the idea. So just because something is considered fringe science or conspiracy doesn't mean the concept doesn't have merit, just that we don't have the capability or raw data to make more accurate and concrete theories about the subject.
Originally posted by Magnus47
reply to post by SaosinEngaged
Hear, hear! I wholeheartedly agree and was actually about to bring this point up myself. Now, having said that, why do you think Stephen Hawking ridicules the concept of alien visitation? These are his words:
"I am discounting reports of UFOs. Why would they appear only to cranks and weirdos?"
It seems clear to me that Hawking is not even open to the possibility of alien visitation.
[edit on 14-8-2010 by Magnus47]