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Stephen Hawkin: Don’t contact the aliens

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

Unlike Carl Sagan, who actually sent a message to any (space) aliens out there, Stephen Hawkin would rather we don’t:
Don’t talk to aliens, warns Stephen Hawking

THE aliens are out there and Earth had better watch out, at least according to Stephen Hawking. He has suggested that extraterrestrials are almost certain to exist — but that instead of seeking them out, humanity should be doing all it that can to avoid any contact.

Hawking believes that contact with such a species could be devastating for humanity.

He suggests that aliens might simply raid Earth for its resources and then move on: “We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn’t want to meet. I imagine they might exist in massive ships, having used up all the resources from their home planet. Such advanced aliens would perhaps become nomads, looking to conquer and colonise whatever planets they can reach.”

I’ve had the same feeling since I saw the To Serve Man episode of the Twilight Zone:

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UPDATE, Monday 26 April,
Simone sent the patch:

“Tastes like chicken”

Mixing our cinematic metaphors, “Badges? We don’t no steekeen’ badges!”