Hey Arizona, maybe you’re worried about the wrong aliens. Which is the greater threat: illegal aliens from Latin America or the aliens from Outer Space?
From The Slatest:
In a new documentary series for the Discovery Channel, Hawking explains that it seems highly unlikely that Earth is the only planet where life has evolved considering there are 100 billion galaxies in the universe. “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.” Although extraterrestrial life is most likely to consist of microbes or simple animals, there could be a few forms of intelligent life. And, according to Hawking, contacting them could end up posing a threat to humanity because they would likely be interested in sucking up the planet’s resources. “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 Native Americans.”
If you were an alien, which of our resources would you suck up first?
Read the original story at The Times (of London) Online.