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Old 04-26-2010, 07:00 AM   #1
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Stephen Hawking = Party Pooper

Like, i know that for anyone with a interest in the concept of the existence of Aliens and strong beliefs in the area (myself included) this may not come as a suprise...but fucking hell S.H, you are a party pooper.
I mean, can't we just imagine them being like the vulcans? Tough but forthcoming with technology, etc? haha

But i love when smart as fuck dudes sort of confirm so many of the angles put forth in many sci fi movies...

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http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/technol...umans-hawking/

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Aliens may exist but mankind should avoid contact with them as the consequences could be devastating, British scientist Stephen Hawking warned Sunday.

"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," said the astrophysicist in a new television series, according to British media reports.

The programmes depict an imagined universe featuring alien life forms in huge spaceships on the hunt for resources after draining their own planet dry.

"Such advanced aliens would perhaps become nomads, looking to conquer and colonise whatever planets they can reach," warned Hawking.

The doomsday scenario is suggested in the series "Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking" on the Discovery Channel, which began airing in the United States on Sunday.

On the probability of alien life existing, he says: "To my mathematical brain, the numbers alone make thinking about aliens perfectly rational.

"The real challenge is to work out what aliens might actually be like."

Glowing squid-like creatures, herds of herbivores that can hang onto a cliff face and bright yellow predators that kill their prey with stinging tails are among the creatures that stalk the scientist's fantastical cosmos.

Mankind has already made a number of attempts to contact extraterrestrial civilisations.

In 2008, American space agency NASA beamed the Beatles song "Across the Universe" into deep space to send a message of peace to any alien that happens to be in the region of Polaris -- also known as the North Star -- in 2439.

But the history of humanity's efforts to contact aliens stretches back some years.

The US probes Pioneer 10 and 11 were launched in 1972 and 1973 bearing plaques of a naked man and woman and symbols seeking to convey the positions of the Earth and the Sun.

Voyager 1 and 2, launched in 1977, each carry a gold-plated copper phonogram disk with recordings of sounds and images on Earth
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Old 04-26-2010, 07:03 AM   #2
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Old 04-26-2010, 07:03 AM   #3
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Old 04-26-2010, 11:00 AM   #5
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I've read the article this morning too. I hold the same opinion. Our knowledge on the subject of the clash of civilization so far is unfortunately limited to this.

"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,"
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Old 04-26-2010, 11:10 AM   #6
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Old 04-26-2010, 11:18 AM   #7
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Old 04-26-2010, 11:58 AM   #8
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Who cares what he says? Dude is full of shit.
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Old 04-26-2010, 12:07 PM   #9
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Just because he says so it's amazing? Guess not
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Old 04-26-2010, 12:22 PM   #10
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Vriend theres no point trying to cover up the fact that you're not human, its pretty well-established at this point
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Old 04-26-2010, 01:11 PM   #11
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Old 04-26-2010, 01:32 PM   #12
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Vriend theres no point trying to cover up the fact that you're not human, its pretty well-established at this point
he's not even a sentient being
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Old 04-26-2010, 02:39 PM   #13
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"In 2008, American space agency NASA beamed the Beatles song "Across the Universe" into deep space to send a message of peace to any alien that happens to be in the region of Polaris -- also known as the North Star -- in 2439."

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Old 04-26-2010, 02:42 PM   #14
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I think we should try to contact them...


"If a group of beings from another planet were to land on Earth - beings who considered themselves as superior to you as you feel yourself to be to other animals - would you concede them the rights over you that you assume over other animals?"

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Old 04-26-2010, 04:57 PM   #15
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"We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn't want to meet."
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Old 04-26-2010, 06:04 PM   #16
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The first alien encounter should have humans being the invading aliens. We should be the unstoppable alien force.
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Old 04-26-2010, 06:24 PM   #17
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"We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn't want to meet."


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Old 04-26-2010, 06:32 PM   #18
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Dude's probably the smartest man on the planet, but this was a pretty stupid opinion. Everything found on Earth can be found in extreme abundance in space, except maybe sentient life, and even that is debatable. Unless alien technology runs on blood, then raiding Earth for resources is the least likely reason aliens would visit Earth.
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Old 04-26-2010, 06:32 PM   #19
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Old 04-26-2010, 06:43 PM   #20
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Hopefully they got some ultra, cybernetic, alien tech death.
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Old 04-26-2010, 07:08 PM   #21
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i agree with his statement.

We only have to look at our own world history too see that the weak never survives. If we met some advanced race of aliens superior to us the outcome and the reason why they showed themselves after all this time may not be to "make peace" it may be too take all our shit.
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Old 04-26-2010, 07:09 PM   #22
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Maybe the aliens are right here on earth, only in some parallel universe and they have learned to travel the multiverse and plan to take our resources and bring them back to... here.

...or it could be those damn Annunaki

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Old 04-26-2010, 07:26 PM   #23
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Everyone comparing our meetings with an Alien civilization to Columbus with America is fucking crazy.

How can you POSSIBLY project and anthropomorphize the history of our civilization onto a race of beings so much more advanced than we can even DREAM of being?

To say these things would be hostile is outrageous. How the fuck can we even know, let alone pretend to imagine?

How arrogant.
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Old 04-26-2010, 07:41 PM   #24
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Yeah, it seems quite possible but impossible to quantify and make bold statements in relation to, imo.

I mean, considering some of the worlds smartest and important people have been vegetarians, and many pacifists...well, there's a good chance they could be hippy aliens right? haha

I think it all depends on how corrupt their "goverments" are, if they even have them. The human race would be far better off if we had better leadership.
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i wonder what would happen if aliens listen to chapters??
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I've seen interviews with him where he's doubted that aliens exist, so he's a flip flopping cripple.
he also flip flopped on how black holes work in 2004. dude needs to smoke a bowl and chill the fuck out.
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Well "flip flopping" is only bad for politicians. A good scientist should be susceptible to changes of opinion/belief if there's evidence to change it. In any case, it sounds like he probably made some remarks of conjecture that aren't meant to be taken as some serious scientific discovery.
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Old 04-27-2010, 12:00 AM   #28
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The funny thing is, his conjectures are just things that sci fi writers and 8 year olds have imagined for years. It's not like the notion that aliens might want to pwn us is informed by his theories on black holes.
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Everything found on Earth can be found in extreme abundance in space, except maybe sentient life, and even that is debatable. Unless alien technology runs on blood, then raiding Earth for resources is the least likely reason aliens would visit Earth.
QFT.
Any spacefaring race that has the technology to get to Earth will have the technology to acquire any resource they may need already. Not to mention the fact that any race that still has warring instincts or habits by the time it invents such technologies would inevitably destroy itself before travelling far enough to come across our little blue globe...
Mystifies me how such an intelligent dude would have such a bullshit opinion.
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