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Don’t contact aliens: Stephen Hawking

The outcome would be like Columbus in America, he says

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Famed physicist Stephen Hawking believes that aliens do exist, and also that we should leave him alone. In a new series on the Discovery Channel called “Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking,” he said “we only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn’t want to meet.” What’s more, they might come from stars with depleted resources, and be far more advanced than us, “looking to conquer and colonize whatever planets they can reach. 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,” he said. The series will look at space exploration, alien life and time travel, the New York Daily News reports.

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