(Note: Those reading “Shootings” may continue in Part Ten.)
Aren’t there former civilizations on Earth who wish they had never seen an explorer, and who did everything in their power to stop them from invading their territory?
Me, October 26, 2005, questioning whether contact with extraterrestrials would be a good thing for humans.
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.
Stephen Hawking, April 2010, speaking in his new Discovery Channel special “Into the Universe.”
I would never compare my mental abilities to those of Stephen Hawking. Because this is the first time I’ve said anything before a highly-respected genius did, I thought I would use it here regardless of the topic.
While his genius probably makes him a better prognosticator than most, Hawking does not know exactly why life from another planet would (if they could) arrive at Earth. If I share only one thing with him, however, I’ll take portents of doom.
Hawking also says in the Discovery Channel special that humans should stop trying to communicate with extraterrestrial life forms, deeming it “a little too risky.”
So, it took a world-renowned mind to tell us, “Don’t talk to strangers.”
What if We’re All There Is?, Regular Life blog
Aliens May Exist, but Contact Would Hurt Humans: Hawking, Yahoo! News, which got it from:
Don’t talk to aliens, warns Stephen Hawking, TimesOnline (no link, because I think it spawned a pop-up)