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Stephen Hawking: “Aliens may not be friendly” « The Rev. Brendan Powell Smith

Stephen Hawking: “Aliens may not be friendly”

Monday, April 26th, 2010 - 12:55 pm PDT

Renowned British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking says he has new concerns over mankind’s attempts to contact alien life forms. “Such ‘visitors’ from other worlds may posses dazzling technologies and medical science far beyond our own. They may act friendly and offer to share their wondrous advances, and even claim to be of peace, always,” said Hawking, “but they may also have a mysterious and sinister hidden agenda, and their virtuous natures may only run skin deep.” Hawking’s position on contacting aliens has changed drastically over the years, from his 1982 push for a billion dollar satellite system so that aliens accidentally stranded on earth could “phone home”, to his suggestion last year that we prepare for alien contact by building thousands of units of affordable housing in and around Johannesburg, South Africa.