Sunday, April 25, 2010

Quote Of The Week

“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 colonise whatever planets they can reach.”

Stephen Hawking

So the moral here is that if you run across a being from space, approach them with caution, they may be dangerous.

Actually, I am one to believe there essentially has to be life on other planets. This next quote by Hawking speaks to that.

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

And the math to back it up.

Hawking’s logic on aliens is, for him, unusually simple. The universe, he points out, has 100 billion galaxies, each containing hundreds of millions of stars. In such a big place, Earth is unlikely to be the only planet where life has evolved.


I, for one, like the idea that we are not alone in the Universe.

8 comments:

Brooke said...

I agree. As big a place as the universe is, and considering the relatively small amount of time we've been here, it makes sense to think that other beings have evolved or will evolve.

Mustang said...

The likely good news is that, from a statistical point of view, life does exist somewhere in the universe.

The likely bad news is they have superior weapons, they're all leftists, and they all look like Pelosi or Frank.

Semper Fi

Chuck said...

Brooke, I agree. Billions of suns and billions of years. There has to have been life somewhere else.

Mustang,

they're all leftists, and they all look like Pelosi or Frank.

So you don't think there is intelligent life, just life?

Karen Howes said...

You never know!

Chuck said...

Karen, I think it would be cool

Always On Watch said...

I rather imagine than any intelligent alien life forms would be appalled at the state of the world right now. They would say, "I see stupid earthlings," the moment they laid eyes on our present Congress.

MK said...

Is there a galaxy out there that's free of leftists and other assorted parasites, i'll get my bags ready.

Chuck said...

MK, it would have to be far far away