Stephen Hawking: “Contacting Aliens” Could be Disastrous For Humans


#StephenHawking #AlienStephen Hawking: Contacting Aliens Could be Disastrous For Humans : Hawking is one of the many scientists part of the Breakthrough Listen project, which for the first time has provided science-based evidence supporting the plausibility of the existence of intelligent civilizations somewhere in deep space, the Express reported.

Messages from Aliens

These civilizations, Hawking believes, are more advanced than what we are familiar with about Earth. One of the results of the project was the discovery of 234 messages heard by scientists from distant stars.

Hawking, who’s featured in a film “Stephen Hawking’s Favourite Places,” said that these messages are believed to have come from aliens. But Hawking expressed his apprehension on the possible consequences should humans answer back to these messages. For him, humans have no idea what these aliens are capable of doing.

Answering Aliens is Disastrous

“One day we might receive a signal from a planet like Gliese 832c, but we should be wary of answering back. If so, they will be vastly more powerful and may not see us as any more valuable than we see bacteria,” Hawking said in the film as quoted by the Express.

But no matter how careful humans will become next time, for some, it’s already no use since we already broadcasted to the whole universe our location, Business Insider reported.

Hawking added that if aliens are out there and they would find our locations, it could spell disaster as humans might be perceived weak, inferior, and perfect to conquer in the eyes of aliens from advanced civilizations. Source: Morningnewsusa