Showing posts with label cosmology. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cosmology. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Alien Lore No. 170 - Steven Hawking on why we should avoid The Greys (and quit searching for our cousins)

By Jack Brummet             
All This Is That Unexplained Phenomenon Editor 


Thanks to Jeff Clinton for pointing out this news story on Hawking's pronouncements...

Stephen Hawking believes, and probably rightly, that we should fear aliens, who likely come to earth in search of something (Tungsten? Soybeans? Nitrogen? Beer?)  and ready to destroy us, or at the best, utterly indifferent to our fate.  I wrote in a poem a couple of years ago: 

We can't picture
Greys or martians

Coming in peace
Because we never came in peace.

That pretty much echoes Dr. Hawking's take on the matter.  He says on the Discovery Channel that he believes aliens exist, and that we should do everything we can to avoid them. I think this means we should probably quit sending radio signals out into deep space, trying to contact our cousins, and otherwise maintain a low cosmic profile. God knows what kind of global blitzkrieg these wackjobs from way out there could unleash?

Any creatures smart enough to find us "will probably be seeking resources", according to Hawking.  You can just imagine how that might work out for us.  "We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn't want to meet," said the good Doctor.  Just ask the Buffalo and Native Americans.