Monday, July 11, 2011

"The myth of the Evil Aliens"

Dear readers

A while ago, Stephen Hawking argued that we should not be advertising our presence to the Universe.

An article in the June 2011 issue of Scientific American (page 71) by Michael Shermer disagrees.

"With the Allen Telescope Array run by the SETI Institute in northern California, the time is coming when we will encounter an extraterrestrial intelligence (ETI)...What will happen when we do, and how should we respond?

"Such questions, once the province of science fiction, are now being seriously considered in the oldest and one of the most prestigious scientific journals in the world - Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A - which devoted 17 scholarly articles to "The Detection of Extra-terrestrial life and the consequences for science and society" in its February issue."

2 comments:

  1. Steven Hawking etc live in their own bubble universe and should be left there. They have nothing relevant to say about extraterrestrial contact whatsoever.

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  2. your comment shows u are a unscientific person trying hard to act smart.People like S.W Hawking made this universe understandable to us.Without people like them human kind as a whole would have been just as idiotic as u are.

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