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25 Apr 2010 11:06


Offbeat: Protip from Stephen Hawking: Don’t talk to aliens, ever

  • 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.
  • Prof. Stephen Hawking • Regarding the possibility of alien life hitting Earth. “To my mathematical brain, the numbers alone make thinking about aliens perfectly rational,” he further notes. “The real challenge is to work out what aliens might actually be like.” This is actually a very astute point, but one we could’ve figured out from watching “Independence Day.” *punch* Welcome to Earth! source