Stephen Hawking Again Warns Humans not to Contact Aliens in New Film [Video]

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Stephen Hawking

The famous British Theoretical Physicist, Professor Stephen Hawking, has for the second time warned humanity never to make contact with extraterrestrial life.

Professor Hawking is paralyzed by motor neurone disease. Due to his sickness, he has been restricted to a wheelchair, and has a computer robot that aids him to talk. Mr Hawking gave his latest warning in a new film released online titled Stephen Hawking’s Favorite Places.

Stephen Hawking

In 2010, in a television documentary series on the Discovery Channel, Professor Hawking warned that human contact with aliens would bring doom to the human race living on Earth. According to Hawking, in a universe with 100 billion galaxies, with each containing hundreds of millions of stars, it’s unlikely that Earth is the only place where life has evolved. He said his brain has rationalized that there is life somewhere else, apart from what exists on Earth.

“To my mathematical brain, the numbers alone make thinking about aliens perfectly rational. The real challenge is working out what aliens might actually be like,” Hawking said in 2010.

Stephen Hawking

Professor Hawking revealed that the aliens he is imagining could be microbes — basic animals such as worms, which have been on Earth for millions of years — predicting that their life could have developed much further, transforming them from one stage to the other, just like the evolution stages of human beings. He believes that humanity will be shocked, once they set their eyes on aliens. According to Hawking, it is possible that the aliens might have used all their resources, and are looking for other places to rule, thus, making human contact with them very dangerous. He also suggested that alien life exists in many parts of the universe: Not just in planets, but perhaps in the centre of stars or even floating in interplanetary space.

Professor Hawking said: “We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn’t want to meet. I imagine they might exist in massive ships, having used up all the resources from their home planet. Such advanced aliens would perhaps become nomads, looking to conquer and colonize whatever planets they can reach.”

Stephen Hawking

Professor Hawking compared alien contact with human beings, to the contact made by Europeans with the people of the New World (The Americas).

“If aliens ever visit us, I think the outcome would be much as when Christopher Columbus first landed in America, which didn’t turn out very well for the American Indians,” he said.

In this latest film, Hawking repeated what he said in 2010. Professor Hawking is seen in the film in his own CGI spacecraft (the SS Hawking), taking viewers to five significant locations across the cosmos.

Stephen Hawking

On arriving at Gliese 832c, a planet 16 light years away, Hawking reflected: “As I grow older I am more convinced than ever that we are not alone. After a lifetime of wondering, I am helping to lead a new global effort to find out. The Breakthrough Listen project will scan the nearest million stars for signs of life, but I know just the place to start looking. One day we might receive a signal from a planet like Gliese 832c, but we should be wary of answering back.” Light years is a unit of length used informally to express astronomical distances. One light year is approximately 9 trillion kilometres.

Finally, Hawking returned to Earth to Santa Barbara, where he talked nostalgically of his early career at Cal Tech, and times spent on the sunny California coast with his young family.

He then revealed his objective of undertaking the journey: “My goal is simple: complete understanding of the universe. It’s always been a dream of mine to explore the universe.”

The film is 25 minutes long, and is appearing on the platform CuriosityStream. The film also looks at the Big Bang, which has been the focus of much of Hawking’s career. Viewers are also taken deep into a super-massive black hole, Sagittarius A*, where Hawking explains his theory of matter, and to Saturn, which Hawking calls the most spectacular destination in the Solar System.

Stephen Hawking

Extraterrestrial life, commonly referred to as alien life, is the life that does not originate from the Earth. Some cosmologists believe alien life ranges from simple bacteria-like organisms to civilizations that are far more advanced than that of human beings. Some exobiologists also suspect that alien life exists, although there is no empirical evidence to prove it.

Stephen Hawking

Since the mid-20th century, there has been a significant surge in the search for signs of alien intelligence by researchers. Radios have been deployed to detect possible extraterrestrial signals; telescopes have also been mounted to search for potentially habitable extra solar planets.

Many science fiction movies on alien life have also been released to the public. This has increased the public interest in the search for alien life, especially among the Western public. Some researchers encourage aggressive methods to try and contact alien life.


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5 COMMENTS

  1. He say’s never make contact with alien life. It’s a little late for that isn’t it? We already sent a spacecraft out there with loads of information about us and our planet.

    Former Defense Minister for Canada Hon. Paul Hellyer says they are already here as have many others.

  2. Since we justify eating all the rest of the animals on the planet because we’re presumably more intelligent than them, perhaps Hawking forgot to mention we might end up on alien dinner tables.

  3. Keep in mind, this is coming form the smartest man in the world! The possibility of having different species of aliens from different worlds could also be a factor. Being said, one species could be friendly and another violent for whatever reason. Everywhere you look, you will always find good and evil! If a ship just showed up one day, we can only hope they come in peace…

    • coming form the smartest man in the world!!!! rly he my talk big but has he any idea how many life forms ar out ther no so yes he can be vary rong if not more so it depnts on if the life form is a thret to us if not this is just peranoia of his and infcting as all (we fear that which we do not understand) en he has never seen or talk to an ailen or life from so no SH is not smart he just a theoretical physicist, dose not make him smart make up shit a but a black hole and he vas rong a but it to :/

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