Stephen Hawking warns against making contact with alien life

World-renowned theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking warned against responding to any form of contact from alien life in outer space. Hawking, who is known for his many theories about space, had earlier raised the strong possibility of extraterrestrial life in other parts of space. A planet called Gliese 832c located around 16 light years away from Earth, has been of particular interest to Hawking, who says that there could be life already existing in that planet but discourages interaction with possible inhabitants there. “As I grow older I am more convinced than ever that we are not alone.




One day we might receive a signal from a planet like this, but we should be wary of answering back,” he explained to RT. In another interview, Hawking had likened any interaction with alien life, as similar to that between Christopher Columbus and Native Americans, which resulted in the genocide of the latter. “If aliens visit us, the outcome could be much like when Columbus landed in America, which didn’t turn out well for the Native Americans. Such advanced aliens would perhaps become nomads, looking to conquer and colonize whatever planets they can reach. To my mathematical brain, the numbers alone make thinking about aliens perfectly rational. The real challenge is to work out what aliens might actually be like,” he told El País. Hawking had also been wary of the signals being transmitted out to space; however, such project has already been carried for decades.
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