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Originally posted by 11:11
I really don't respect Stephen Hawking after hearing his thoughts on this. So apparently this man is some genius eh? Yet he thinks advanced civilizations would be like nomads traveling through galaxies wiping out other species and taking their "resources". That idea is completely ludicrous. For a civilization to reach the point of intergalactic travel they would likely need to become harmonious with their environment and work together in peace as a species. Not only that, "resources" needed for fuel and energy would likely come from the stars, water, or some other source maybe from the quantum world we are not yet aware of.
Finally, the fact of the matter is, if there are aliens out there then I would think it's safe to assume they are already here observing us and have proved they are no threat.
Is it possible there are "evil" aliens out there that could pose a threat? Of course. Is it likely? Not at all, and Mr. Hawking should really be ashamed of such an elementary analysis of this subject.
Originally posted by curious7
reply to post by 11:11
Why would a society have to be peaceful and harmonious to be able to travel through space?
China wasn't harmonious for a few centuries and yet they created some of the greatest things ever invented during their times of constant war (like paper, written language, early versions of tanks, crossbows, list goes on and on)
Plus wouldn't it make more sense for a society constantly at war to send its own into space because of a lack of safety and resources on their home planet?
The Spanish sailed to South America and butchered the natives while at the time they had the Inquisition going on at home.
And Jepic......I would've said "Symptom Of The Universe" or "Planet Caravan" by Black Sabbath personally.
Originally posted by Tindalos2013
I consider this kind of thing unbalanced. Why not send out video clips of human war and conflicts or broadcasts of the grand deceptions and lies that goverments have formulated. Or simply a message stating 'The human race is not to be trusted. Make contact at your own risk.'
Originally posted by redrose123
If there were aliens far advanced to us they would already know about our presence.