And now from the EXTRA-nationalization news desk...
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Huffingtonpost.com Technology News and UK Timesonline Science News both report as one of their leading science/technology news headlines this week this from Stephen Hawking: Humans should fear aliens and should not communicate with them. This is news ?!?!
Stephen Hawking has a new documentary series, Stephen Hawking's Universe, airing on the Discovery Channel in May. Of the many scientific insights, he suggests that extraterrestrials almost certainly exist -- and we should be very, very careful in interacting with them.
He suggests that 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. I imagine they might exist in massive ships, having used up all the resources from their home planet. Such advanced aliens would perhaps become nomads, looking to conquer and colonise whatever planets they can reach.
This is a near 180-degree turn from what he told Britain's Royal Society in 2006 when he argued that humans must colonize space in order
to survive and thrive.
I know, Dr. Hawking, I rented Independence Day, too!