We’re the Primitives…

– – British scientist Stephen Hawking in a new television series recently entertained the possibility that alien life may exist, but felt that contact with aliens could have devastating consequences.  “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 Hawking in the series.

The program imagines a universe in which alien life forms in large spacecraft hunt for resources after draining their own planet of such, conquering and colonizing such planets as the can reach.  Perhaps if we were more fortunate, alien life might be observing a version of Star Trek’s “Prime Directive” in which indigenous life was not interfered with…

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3 Comments on “We’re the Primitives…”

  1. carycomic Says:

    But, would it make them more advanced than us, or less so, if they were observing STAR TREK (and building cults around it)?


    • vulpesffb Says:

      I’m reminded of the Tim Allen movie “Galaxy Quest,” in which an alien culture modeled their space-faring ventures after Allen’s “Star Trek” clone…


  2. carycomic Says:

    Ah, yes! “The Historical Documents.”



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