Apr 26, 2010

Aliens Will Be Just Like Us, Only Worse

LONDON (AFP) – Aliens may exist but mankind should avoid contact with them as the consequences could be devastating, British scientist Stephen Hawking warned Sunday.

"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 astrophysicist in a new television series, according to British media reports.

The programmes depict an imagined universe featuring alien life forms in huge spaceships on the hunt for resources after draining their own planet dry.

"Such advanced aliens would perhaps become nomads, looking to conquer and colonise whatever planets they can reach," warned Hawking. --Yahoo News

The doomsday scenario is suggested in the series "Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking" on the Discovery Channel, which began airing in the United States on Sunday.
So the world’s most infamous colonialists envision an alien colonial takeover. Gotta love how we so consistently project our darker side onto the alien. Almost as if our subconscious guilt creates a worst nightmare scenario and reflects it back.


Art by Brad Parker.

3 comments:

Anadæ Effro said...

Hah! Oh no, not again. This time my wv is, coincidentally enough, peril. That is just too rich. Anywho, Michael, ya said ya like curmudgeon-y Michael Kirwan's rants & art, soooo, what say ye to this extraterrestrial dalliance he painted? I say it's hawt!

regal eagle said...

very much intrigued by that masking metaphor

Michael said...

Anadae - your wv have become official gosporn oracles! Yes, that alien lover painting would be just the thing from MK.

Hi James, thanks for coming by.

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