Responding to aliens is a really, really bad idea - Stephen Hawking from RT
Stephen Hawking has advised us earthlings to be extremely wary about answering any signals from aliens when they eventually come calling.
Hawking made the comments during his new online show ‘Stephen Hawking’s Favourite Places’. In the programme, the renowned astrophysicist ‘visits’ the potentially habitable Gliese 832c, a planet located some 16 light-years from Earth.
“As I grow older I am more convinced than ever that we are not alone,” says Hawking.
I don't know why RT always posts garbage like this about outer space and the junk science of Western Pop Culture. Perhaps it's to ingratiate themselves with the Main$tream Media Moguls so they don't get their networked kicked out of the West...they have to disseminate a certain amount of crap.
First of all, I don't believe the entity above is the "real" Stephen Hawking. Stephen Hawking, as pictured below in his much younger days, had a much narrower lower face, jawline and a smaller and pointed chin. Although he had serious dental issues as shown in the photo below, Hawking did NOT have an underbite! The Stephen Hawking above has a very obvious underbite and one wonders why with all the technology employed to keep him alive, a dentist hasn't corrected the underbite. They never show the ears of the current Hawking because they don't want a comparison with the cauliflower ears of the "real" entity.
Hawking believes there could very well be life on Gliese, but imagines a meeting between the two civilizations as something that would resemble Christopher Columbus meeting Native Americans, saying, “that didn't turn out so well.”
"One day we might receive a signal from a planet like this, but we should be wary of answering back,” he cautions.
Hmmmm. Will the next BIG Hollywood movie have the scenario where humans "did answer back"? Stay tuned.
In the meantime, for examples of what could happen if there ever is human/extraterrestrial "contact".... we'll have to rely on such classic Space Movies as "Mars Attacks!", one of my favourite. In it, after much destruction caused by the seemingly inextirpable aliens, humans discover by accident that if they're exposed to Western Pop Music/culture--the alien's heads will explode.