Friday, April 30, 2010
Its Better to Leave Aliens Alone says Stephen Hawking
Alien life is almost certain to exist in many other parts of the universe according to the world’s most famous living scientist Stephen Hawking but he warns that contact with them might end up in disastrous results for mankind. Therefore humanity should be doing all it to avoid any contact with other intelligent life forms they don't fully understand.
Earth is unlikely to be the only place where life is present in a universe that has 100 billion galaxies containing millions of stars. According to Hawking most of the extra terrestrial life will be made up of microbes or simple animals. However some of these life forms could be intelligent and pose a threat. “Such advanced aliens would perhaps become nomads, looking to conquer and colonize whatever planets they can reach.”
He compares that outcome scenario with the landing of Christopher Columbus in America “which didn’t turn out very well for the Native Americans.”
Other experts too have warned that aliens might prove to be beyond human understanding.
“The real challenge is to work out what aliens might actually be like” says Stephen Hawking