Aliens out there, says Stephen Hawking
Mon, 26 Apr 2010 7:17a.m.
British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking says aliens are out there, but it could be too dangerous for humans to interact with extraterrestrial life.
Hawking claims in a new documentary that intelligent alien lifeforms almost certainly exist, but warns that communicating with them could be "too risky."
The 68-year-old scientist says a visit by extraterrestrials to Earth would be like Christopher Columbus arriving in the Americas, "which didn't turn out very well for the Native Americans."
He speculates most extraterrestrial life will be similar to microbes, or small animals - but adds advanced lifeforms may be "nomads, looking to conquer and colonize."
The Discovery Channel said Sunday it will broadcast "Stephen Hawking's Universe" in Britain next month.
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10/06/2011 2:44:12 a.m.
bhanu bhargav wrote:
s aliens r there
30/04/2010 1:00:45 a.m.
In a daytime drama called ALL MY CHILDREN, Adam Chandler named his son ( who is now a star )Adam Chandler JR..so does that mean I win the $1000..RDRRR..No seriously it would be good that if all the money invested into wars of the past, had not happened, and instead had been spent on space exploration .But this is where it is at for now.So maybe all that money could have been spent on the starving, animals, homeless etc etc.But when 15 plus or so evil alien races invade earth I guess we will need weapons to win the arguement that the stars we human's named ( or adam ? ) are better than the names that the aliens came up with for the same stars maybe way before us ( or Adam ? )I have always wondered if all countries would unite or would one sellout ??? Anyways imagine living an infinite life or an afterlife where everyone wore the same stuff, had the same views and shared all the same interests.That is what makes earth so diverse and exciting.I find taking all the bits I like from all religions and from athesists, from all skeptics and all believers and mixing it all together while always thinking of new ideas works for me.A lot of human beings have, are and will be afraid of the unknown.But out of all the groups I reckon nudists are pretty clued up.No clothes, nothing to hide and sharing in diversity of all shapes, colours n sizes with each other and Mother Nature ... There are many songs n lyrics I like but one that comes to mind is called PERFECT SENSE (parts 1 & 2) off Roger Waters (pink floyd ) ... IN THE FLESH Live album .A good concert that one : )
29/04/2010 1:45:39 a.m.
Gordon Shumway wrote:
And this is why quite a lot of aliens don't bother coming to earth for a visit.It would b like going from New Zealand to Manchester England and staying at Jack n Vera's for a vacation...John.....angles have been around for years.They help the builders build.The Vibrations..Megan could be onto something coz there are a lot of earth sista's all over the planet using vibrations.I would not advise sending a pink elephant into orbit coz it resembles strawberry ice cream and the dog thing a few decades back ???? PREACHER..the animals were in NZ first before the 2 native people's, New Zealand does not have billions to use on space exploration and if it did it's islands would resemble mined out craters by then plus the other tool got popped n deflated a few months back by the hippies.I think everyone should just take a breath, relax and have a nice bowl of strawberry ice cream.Yeah I may be nuts too...I still have the hospital wristband from my stay at the mental hospital when I visited some of my aliens back in 2001.They just love the accommodation provided at the hospitals when they visit earth.Remember my friends the answers lay in the mental forms of every multi universe.Coz there are no edges to space.Anyway it should b a pink pig sent into space with Pink Floyd music pulsing from the capsule....John...is that you Mr Campbell ???? :) :) :)
28/04/2010 8:49:58 p.m.
I'm sorry? I'm delusional? We have the ability to genetically manipulate animals today, why is it so fantastic to you that we could not if we wanted too create a pink elephant? We have created fluorescent green pigs.
We have sent space probes to Saturn, so why is it so implausible to you that we could not send said pink elephant into orbit around Saturn?
You suggested I would not believe you, why is that? Do you lie? If you do not why should I disbelieve you. If you do why should I believe anything you say then.
You said the chances of life are high, we just have to find the evidence. So why do you refuse to accept even the possiblity of Gods existance when you yourself have said you believe their is likely other life somewhere out in this multidemensional universe. You can't have it both ways. Either you accept the possibility of life not of this world, or you choose to believe we are alone in the universe.
28/04/2010 7:43:54 p.m.
Lol, hes more rational than you John. Rational people have open minds, not closed minded zealots like you.
28/04/2010 4:41:48 p.m.
"Why should I not believe you if you told me a pink elephant was floating around Saturn? Just because no-one has seen a pink elephant does not mean they do not exist. Nor does the lack of oxygen in space imply it could not be floating around Saturn. The elephant may be in some sort of caspule, it may be genetically designed to live in space or even be some sort of natural space dwelling species of elephant"Umm... OK Precher time for your medication. You cannot have a rational discussion with delusional people. Dont reply because I will not read it.
28/04/2010 3:11:51 p.m.
John you just proved our point. A change in evidence does not create something new, it just proves that something we did not know existed, does in fact exist. Are you suggesting mankind knows everything there is to know about our universe? Observable evidence said that the speed of light was the fastest you could go, it was thought to be immutable. Yet Quantum physics showed repeatedly that was not so. Should we therefore accept that particle physics is now the fastest speed possible simply because we cannot observe anything faster? Why should I not believe you if you told me a pink elephant was floating around Saturn? Just because no-one has seen a pink elephant does not mean they do not exist. Nor does the lack of oxygen in space imply it could not be floating around Saturn. The elephant may be in some sort of caspule, it may be genetically designed to live in space or even be some sort of natural space dwelling species of elephant. What you protray is the typical european arrogance that suggests Abel Tasman discovered New Zealand despite the fact that 2 'native' peoples were already living here.
28/04/2010 12:34:20 p.m.
Some of you guys dont get it. It has nothing to do with 'beliefs' it is to do with evidence. If I told you there was a pink elephant floating around Saturn would you believe me ? no common sense would indicate that is highly improbable and unlikely you would say 'there is no oxegen' ! which means you are critically thinking not just blindly following what I said or wrote and you would also want some form of obvious evidence - not just take my word for it. Evidence is not subject to 'intepretation and change'. Evidence is repeatable, testable, observable and falsifiable.[Look up what that means - it is Science 101]. It has nothing to do with 'living in a box or keeping a closed mind' that does not come into it - it comes back to evidence. I understood fully what Megan wrote and it and it was not based in reality. If she believes there are 'higher vibrations' then she needs to provide evidence - not guess. The Universe is governed by immutable forces - gravitational, electromagnet, the weaker and lesser forces. Sciece is not 'right or wrong' or opinionated - It can and does change with clear evidence. So the onus of proof is on you people to provide the evidence for what you claim -not for me or science to disprove it - remember falsiafiability.The chances of life in the Universe is high as the building blocks of life permeate the Universe. We just need now to find the 'evidence' and not guess. If anyone can prove a 'God' or 'higher vibrations' or that 'Adam named the Stars' to me I will happy pay $1000 to them otherwise it remains either delusional or guess work.
28/04/2010 8:56:39 a.m.
John, one presumes you refuse to believe there is life elsewhere in the multiverse then? We used to think, based on evidence, that the worlds most hostile and harsh environments were lifeless; that didn't stop them teaming with life. Evidence is subject to interpretation and change.Where is the evidence of extraterrestrial life? If there is none, why are we bothering to spend billons searching the skies for it?
28/04/2010 8:18:03 a.m.
So John, because you do not understand what megan wrote she must be mental. Perhaps you are one of the problems that exist, you live in a box of what you believe reality is and then you damn anyone who does not live in that closed off box with you.
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