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    Aliens may exist but contact would hurt humans


    Aliens may exist but contact would hurt humans

    Post by Brutefox16 on Sun 25 Apr 2010, 11:01 pm

    LONDON (AFP) –
    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. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------SHITTE!! THEY ARE ONTO ME!! I HAVE TO FIND ANOTHER HOME!!!
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    Re: Aliens may exist but contact would hurt humans

    Post by Kyouri Kai on Sat 08 May 2010, 10:21 am

    I'm above thinking there is a possibility of other life out there, although I'll admit that I haven't quite thought up any 'fantastical' features. A look into the Nag Hammadi scrolls, the Book of Enoch, and the Leabhar Gabála and one could easily surmise that the 'fallen angels' were indeed of another race from another planet.

    As for Hawkings coming out and saying such things, I would have thought more physics would have been applied to an article such as this and not just make it sound like a fantasy imagined up in the back of someone's mind bent on scripting a movie (or else one that has seen too many movies).

    All in all, it's a possibility, but why the 'may exist' and 'would hurt' humans? How about 'do exist' and 'may' hurt humans?