Aliens: Don't talk to them

'If aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America, which didn't turn out well for the Native Americans," said the world's most famous theoretical physicist, Stephen Hawking, late last month.

Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 05/05/2010 12:00 am EDT

'If aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America, which didn't turn out well for the Native Americans," said the world's most famous theoretical physicist, Stephen Hawking, late last month. He warned scientists not to try to communicate with extra-terrestrials, pointing out that "We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn't want to meet."

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