Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Hawking Says Aliens Are Dangerous

Famed British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking says that aliens likely exist, and, unlike Eliott's bike riding buddy ET, may not be friendly.


Well, duh!

On the other hand, Don Henley says They're Not Here, They're Not Coming¹.

As you know, I'm a huge fan of Henley's, but from a scientific standpoint, I might have to give the edge to Dr. Hawking.  Maybe Henley's not really denying the existence of the little green dudes, but just saying that if they're really outfitted with higher intelligence, they could find a much more hospitable host planet.

¹ From the CD, Inside Job, 2000

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

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chupacabra said...

Weird thing about Hawking (actually two) just because he's crazy smart doesn't mean he's all knowing AND I get the impression people are afraid to bag on him because of his disability and that would look bad.
I doubt that there's life anywhere else in the universe because: the perfect elements alowing for life here- are present nowhere else. There is no evidence of life anywhere else. These are only two problems with 'extra terrestrial' life debate, but they're big.
However, I think he's exactly right in one area- we would have to be crazy to try and establish contact if extistence was proven.