Stephen Hawking Warns About Making Contact with Aliens

Professor Stephen Hawking has warned about contacting aliens, and called for programs like SETI to be halted:

“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.

Prof Hawking thinks that, rather than actively trying to communicate with extra-terrestrials, humans should do everything possible to avoid contact.

He explained: “We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn’t want to meet.”

Stephen Hawking Warns Over Making Contact with Aliens [BBC News]

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