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    Stephen Hawking has lost it!

    BBC News - Stephen Hawking warns over making contact with aliens

    he warned that aliens might simply raid Earth for resources, then move on.
    Hes been watching too many sci-fi films

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    His argument is perfectly logical.

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    Yes, lets never leave the house incase we all get run over!

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    The problem we have when thinking about aliens is that our only cultural reference is ourselves, and wild animals on this planet. This means that we automatically use that as a base for figuring out what 'aliens' may behave like. So, because we are inherently violent, selfish and destructive we assume that other species would be the same.

    It isn't a bad assumption to make, but it is coming from a sample size of 1 species - so is highly prone to error.

    A far more likely possibility is that if we did end up in contact with an alien species, that could travel here, the governments of the world would be so terrified that they'd do something stupid like a 'pre-emptive strike', and cause them to attack us...
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    Won't they just knock out our POS with dreads to steal our moon minerals?

    *starts building deathstars*

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHR1S View Post
    he warned that aliens might simply raid Earth for resources, then move on.
    He shouldn't worry, we have Geoff Goldblum and Will Smith to save us

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete View Post
    Won't they just knock out our POS with dreads to steal our moon minerals?

    *starts building deathstars*
    Stick some warp bubbles around it too, from common warp in points.

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    When I heard that the Hawk was going on about aliens using up all our resources I honestly thought that BNP had hacked his voice unit.

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    Pfft - They came here years ago and decided we weren't worth the bother.

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    I think he's getting a few quid from SyFy (the channel formerly known as the SciFi Channel). They've recently started showing the "V" remake...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeMarchand View Post
    They've recently started showing the "V" remake...
    Blasphemy!

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