Avoid Little Green Men…

THE aliens are out there and Earth had better watch out, at least according to Stephen Hawking. He has suggested that extraterrestrials are almost certain to exist — but that instead of seeking them out, humanity should be doing all it that can to avoid any contact…

Now, my man Stephen, I’m going to assume you know who he is and basically what he is all about. It’s Ok – I’m not going to get too academic but on the off chance you don’t know who he is – briefly, he is a British theoretical physicist & math professor at Cambridge University –   retired in 09 – he’s best known for his contributions to the fields of cosmology and quantum gravity, especially in the context of black holes. Author of the Best Seller “A Brief History of Time”  and in addition to his theorems regarding singularities in the framework of general relativity – in his “spare” time he only managed to clear up a number of inconsistencies in Einsteins theory of relativity…. Oh you mean the man generally considered to be the smartest guy who ever lived, yes him… Hawking managed to correct Einstein’s mistakes so I guess technically that makes Hawking…. an Alien…. no wait, just really smart. So I think – given his resume, we could do far worse than listening to what he has to say on the possible existence of extraterrestrials.

You probably should put that cute E.T. imagery behind you and prepare for something more along the lines of… of… well no one knows but most assuredly “cute” won’t be the first word that springs to mind when finally they reveal themselves….

Hawking suggests, Aliens are almost certain to exist in many other parts of the universe: not just in planets, but perhaps in the centre of stars or even floating in interplanetary space his logic is simple. The universe, has 100 billion galaxies, each containing hundreds of millions of stars. In such a big place, Earth is unlikely to be the only planet where life has evolved. “To my mathematical brain, the numbers alone make thinking about aliens perfectly rational,” he said. “The real challenge is to work out what aliens might actually be like.” The answer, he suggests, is that most of it will be the equivalent of microbes or simple animals — the sort of life that has dominated Earth for most of its history.

BUT – he then goes on to point out a few life forms could be intelligent and pose a threat, contact with such a species could be devastating for humanity. Aliens might simply raid Earth for its resources and then move on: “We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn’t want to meet. Such advanced aliens would perhaps become nomads, looking to conquer and colonize whatever planets they can reach.” He concludes that trying to make contact with alien races is “a little too risky”. He said: “If aliens ever visit us, I think the outcome would be much as when Christopher Columbus first landed in America, which didn’t turn out very well for the Native Americans…..”

Of course that too is only speculation on his part and could be completely wrong. Maybe the other worldly inhabitants will be happy travelers only too willing to share their technological advances and make an effort to enrich our society. Now Y’all listen here, we’ve all been on long car rides, after spending hour upon hour cooped up when you finally arrive at your destination are you more or less likely to be agreeable & cooperative… Now extrapolate the trip you’ve taken to light years & seeming infinity….

Finally, Lord Rees, the the famous royal astronomer, warned in a lecture earlier this year that aliens might prove to be beyond human understanding. “I suspect there could be life and intelligence out there in forms we can’t conceive,” he said. “Just as a chimpanzee can’t understand quantum theory, it could be there are aspects of reality that are beyond the capacity of our brains.”

All I’m saying is the next time you are about to be abducted by aliens, take a moment and consider how willing you are to be a passive subject during your anal probe…..

Have a Great Day.