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Reaching out to the stars with our messages of curiosity and peace may only make it easier for an advanced alien mining operation to stake a claim on Earth, said famous physicist Stephen Hawking in his new television series "Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking."
Originally posted by muzzleflash
This is so absurd and incorrect that I would have to call it fear mongering propaganda.
Point # 1 ) If aliens wanted us dead, we already would be dead.
Point # 2 ) If hostile aliens approached, they would have orbital bombardment capabilities and would be able to destroy Earth in seconds.
Just because humans want to destroy everything they see, it does not follow that all other lifeforms will also be as negative and twisted.
Originally posted by infinite
reply to post by muzzleflash
Completely incoherent study. Coming to typical old fashion views.
IF Earth is being visited by aliens - then you and I would've been vaporized by now.
If intelligent alien life forms do exist out in the vastness of the space, they might not be the friendly cosmic neighbors the people of Earth are looking for, famed British scientist Stephen Hawking says in a new television series chronicling his work to explore the secrets of the universe.
Originally posted by igigi
reply to post by burntheships
I agree it's better to err on the side of caution, but at least let's present both sides. Not just the same old "they're out to get us!" line we're feed with regularity by the columnists/MSM.
"A California psychologist says human beings may be ready to accept evidence of extra-terrestrial intelligence without widespread panic.
Dr. Albert Harrison of the University of California`s Davis campus said such a discovery `may be far less startling for generations that have been brought up with word processors, electronic calculators, avatars and cellphones as compared with earlier generations,` The Scotsman reported Tuesday.`"
Originally posted by Ophiuchus 13
Mabey some are up on data of recent discoveries outside of general populace knowledge in concern with celestials.. I still wouldnt consider all Alien or E.T. life to behave this way. Some may have orders from the most highest.edit on 1/12/11 by Ophiuchus 13 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by zorgon
The only flaw in your reasoning is that an explorer race would not be pacifists, because the love and light type would be lazing away in a lala land and there would be no progress. This has been shown throughout history. It's sad to say but peace leads to apathy. No need to explore planets if everything is rosy at home. So to go into space you would need an aggressive attitude.
Originally posted by harrytuttle
Any Alien civilization advanced enough to have figured out how to traverse interstellar/galactic space has learned how NOT to destroy itself. Meaning, it has learned how much of an advantage being peaceful is.
Originally posted by Wolfie_UK
This sentence here made me chuckle ""If intelligent aliens exist, they will look just like us""
If they exist and are intelligent then I'm sure they wouldn't want to look like us or be remotely associated with the only species on Earth who kill each other for fun.