Professor Stephen Hawking believes advanced alien life is real, but warns humanity to avoid contact with them, stating that an advanced alien civilization would have no problem wiping out the human race like a human might wipe out a colony of ants.
“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 colonize whatever planets they can reach,” Professor Hawking said.
However, it seems Hawking’s desire to know if there is intelligent life elsewhere in the universe trumps his fears. Earlier this week, he was part of a public announcement for a new initiative called Breakthrough Listen – a 10 year, $100 million initiative by Russian tycoon Yuri Milner to search for intelligent alien life in the universe – which organizers say will be the most open and comprehensive search ever.
Since at least 2010, Hawking has spoken publicly about his fears that an advanced alien civilization would have no problem destroying or enslaving the human race. At the media event announcing the new project, he noted that human beings have a terrible history of mistreating, and even massacring, other human cultures that are less technologically advanced — why would an advanced alien civilization of resource-hungry marauding nomads be any different?
For the famous British Theoretical Physicist, Professor Stephen Hawking, alien life is real. According to the Sunday Times, Professor Hawking has warned that human contact with aliens would bring doom to the human race living on Earth. Professor Hawking is paralyzed by motor neurone disease. Due to his sickness, he has been restricted to a wheelchair, and has a computer robot that aids him to talk.
According to Hawking, in a universe with 100 billion galaxies, with each containing hundreds of millions of stars, it is unlikely that Earth is the only place where life has evolved. He said his brain has rationalized that there is life somewhere apart from what exists on Earth.
The Sunday Times quoted Hawking as saying: “To my mathematical brain, the numbers alone make thinking about aliens perfectly rational. The real challenge is working out what aliens might actually be like.”
Professor Hawking revealed that the aliens he is imagining could be microbes — basic animals such as worms, which have been on Earth for millions of years — predicting that their life could have developed much further, transforming them from one stage to the other, just like the evolution stages of human beings.
He believes that humanity will be shocked, once they set their eyes on aliens.
According to Hawking, it is possible that the aliens might have used all their resources, and are looking for other places to rule, thus making human contact with them very dangerous. He also suggested that alien life exists in many parts of the universe: Not just in planets, but perhaps in the centre of stars or even floating in interplanetary space.
Professor Hawking concluded with a statement most Europeans would not like to hear. He compared alien contact with human beings to the contact made by Europeans with the people of the New World (The Americas).
Hawking said “If aliens ever visit us, I think the outcome would be much as when Christopher Columbus first landed in America, which didn’t turn out very well for the American Indians.”
Professor Stephen Hawking is well respected worldwide for his intellectual abilities. Currently, he serves as the Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge. His scientific works include collaboration with Roger Penrose on gravitational singularity theorems in the framework of general relativity, and the theoretical prediction that black holes emit radiation, commonly referred to as Hawking radiation.
Hawking was the first to set forth a theory of cosmology explained by a union of the general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. He is a vigorous supporter of the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics.