Monday, April 26, 2010

Shorter Stephen Hawking - Throw Away Your Tinfoil Hats

Say It ain't so, Stevie, baby ...

We want the Spielberg version... You know, the mashed potatoes, the cute little kid, maybe a little of the harmless, spooky stuff with the lights and stuff ...

Those "Doot ... Doot ... Doot ... Doot .. .Doot" happy music signals ...

But not Outer Space aliens that come down and destroy us.

I mean, The Twilight Zone, with the Kanamits Cook Book, already played that one out

Should we read more into a gay character settling in Archie's Riverdale?

Is that the tip off?

Stephen Hawking warns over making contact with aliens

In a series for the Discovery Channel the renowned astrophysicist said it was "perfectly rational" to assume intelligent life exists elsewhere.

But he warned that aliens might simply raid Earth for resources, then move on.

"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.

Prof Hawking thinks that, rather than actively trying to communicate with extra-terrestrials, humans should do everything possible to avoid contact.

He explained: "We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn't want to meet."

You might be the smartest cat, this side of Ken Jennings, but, at the end of the day, who's to say what?

It could be Spielberg, or it could be all "Klaatu barada nikto", as in "The Day The Earth Stood Still", over beers and ribs at a ball game.

Or, are you saying that M. Night Shyamalan, blew it, gave'em a game plan?

They're going to replicate all the "Signs", but, and this is a big "but, only after, draining the Earth of all its' water?

Michael Stickings has it down;
So who really knows?

Alright... I'm making light of this. But who, even Hawking, is to say that a more advanced species wouldn't be more, well, civilized, more humane, than we've ever been? Shouldn't we be open to that possibility?

On second thought, hang on to those tinfoil hats ...

Bonus Riffs

Top Ten Cloves: Things About NASA Crashing Rocket Into Moon

Dr. Edgar Mitchell, Phone Home!

Top Ten Cloves: Things About The Rocket Scientists' Party, Yuri Night

NASA Almost Missed Photo Coverage Of Shuttle Mission; One-Hour-Photo Corp. Aids Agency; Builds Stand Inside Cape Canaveral

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