Monday, April 26, 2010

Hawking: Alien contact "risky" for humans, death rays hard to duck

Hawking: avoid space aliens
Smartest guy in the known universe and all around inspiration, Stephen Hawking, has a message for everyone wanting to dial up aliens on the galactic party line: don't. On his new Discovery Channel series, Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking, the good professor warns that aliens might really be of the Hollywood variety. From ABC News:
"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," he said. "We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn't want to meet."
Read the rest and then find a table to hide under (not that it would help...)

1 comment:

Clovis Cithog said...

Priceless : - )

"There's an equal chance of meeting a friendly race, like our own."

said Tarter