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Stephen Hawking says: Still beware aliens

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From Mike Wall at LiveScience:

Humanity should be wary of seeking out contact with alien civilizations, Stephen Hawking has warned once again.

For what it’s worth, some other astronomers believe Hawking’s caution is unwarranted. Any alien civilization advanced enough to come to Earth would surely already know of humans’ existence via the radio and TV signals that humanity has been sending out into space since 1900 or so, this line of thinking goes. More.

Hawking airs his concerns in his new documentary, Stephen Hawking’s Favorite Places (paywall)

See also: But surely we can’t conjure an entire advanced civilization?

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How do we grapple with the idea that ET might not be out there?

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3 Replies to “Stephen Hawking says: Still beware aliens

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    bornagain77 says:

    Off Topic:

    “Revolutionary” tells the story of biochemist Michael Behe and the revolution he helped spark with his book “Darwin’s Black Box,”,,,
    It’s very handsomely packaged, and in its focus goes far beyond Dr. Behe’s own work. You’ll find articles on the evidence for ID, responses to ID critics, on the history of the ID argument going back to “founding father” Alfred Russel Wallace, and an annotated bibliography of peer-reviewed papers supporting the case for design. You’ll find videos on a range of ID topics — the Privileged Species series, The Information Enigma, How to Build a Worm, and much more. Be sure to visit
    http://www.revolutionarybehe.com/

    Amazing Flagellum – video
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNR48hUd-Hw

    Type III Secretory System – video
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G581HlqXSFg

    The Non-Flagellar Type III Secretion System Evolved from the Bacterial Flagellum and Diversified into Host-Cell Adapted Systems
    Sophie S. Abby , Eduardo P. C. Rocha September 27, 2012
    http://journals.plos.org/plosg.....n.1002983i

    Why the Type III Secretory System Can’t Be a Precursor to the Bacteria Flagellum – Casey Luskin  – July 2015
    http://www.evolutionnews.org/2.....97821.html

    Genetic Analysis of Coordinate Flagellar and Type III Regulatory Circuits in Pathogenic Bacteria
    Scott A. Minnich & Stephen C. Meyer – September 1, 2004
    http://www.discovery.org/a/2181

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    bornagain77 says:

    OT:

    podcast – “Paul Nelson on the Royal Society Meeting Questioning Neo-Darwinism ”
    http://intelligentdesign.podom.....4_55-07_00

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