Stephen Hawking Proposes: “There Are No Black Holes”

Most physicists foolhardy enough to write a paper claiming that “there are no black holes” — at least not in the sense we usually imagine — would probably be dismissed as cranks. But when the call to redefine these cosmic crunchers comes from Stephen Hawking, it’s worth taking notice. In a paper posted online, the physicist, based at the University of Cambridge, UK, and one of the creators of modern black-hole theory, does away with the notion of an event horizon, the invisible boundary thought to shroud every black hole, beyond which nothing, not even light, can escape. Read more of this post

Who Are You to Say What Smart Is?

I’ll admit that I am horrible at judging how smart people are. In High School or even College I would get intimidated when the dork in the front row with his perfect posture would raise his hand and answer the craziest questions with the most specific answers. I immediately would think to myself “How the fuck did he know that?” or even “What the hell do those words mean?”

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Stephen Hawking Says Mankind Must Colonize Space

British physicist Stephen Hawking says mankind faces the threat of nuclear annihilation and should build colonies on Mars and beyond.

Hawking made the remarks on a radio program to mark his 70th birthday, responding to questions submitted by listeners, The Daily Telegraph reported Friday.

Stephen Hawking

“It is possible that the human race could become extinct but it is not inevitable. I think it is almost certain that a disaster, such as nuclear war or global warming, will befall the Earth within a thousand years,” the Cambridge University cosmologist and theoretical physicist said.

“It is essential that we colonize space. I believe that we will eventually establish self-sustaining colonies on Mars, and other bodies in the solar system, although probably not within the next 100 years,” Hawking said.

But if on its journey outward into space humanity should encounter alien races, the consequences could be disastrous, he warned.

“The discovery of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe would be the greatest scientific discovery ever. But it would be very risky to attempt to communicate with an alien civilization.

“If aliens decided to visit us, then the outcome might be similar to when Europeans arrived in the Americas,” Hawking said. “That did not turn out well for the Native Americans.”

Would Aliens Pose a Threat to Planet Earth?

Aliens may live in the Universe

The universe has billions of galaxies

Hollywood Portrays aliens in a variety of ways.

Because of movies such as  “Alien”, “Predator” , “E.T.”, “Mars Attacks” and “Paul”, all human beings have a different perspective of what an Extraterrestrial looks and behaves like.

Some may try to take over the Earth, while others are friendly visitors trying to find their way home.  Either way, there should be no questioning whether these aliens exist or not. If you are a non believer, go outside and look up before you read the rest of this. Look up into the sky and think to yourself, “where does it end”.

IT NEVER ENDS. 

The most current estimates guess that there are 100 to 200 billion galaxies in the Universe, each of which has hundreds of billions of stars. To think that we are the only living things in this enormous Universe is absolutely ignorant. The Mediocrity principle says that there is nothing special about life on earth. We could have had encounters with aliens already and we just don’t know it.

Scientists have an idea of possible  life on planets such as Venus and mars, and Saturn’s moons Titan and Enceladus.

NASA also believes there may be  life on Jupiter’s moon Europa.

NASA Planning for a Possible Landing attempt on Europa.

Jupiters moon called Titan

Jupiter's moon "Titan" has a dense atmosphere similar to Earth

Whether or not these extraterrestrials are ever going to visit Earth is a different story. Traveling through space is extremely difficult for human beings, so it probably wouldn’t be any easier for them. Unless they are much more technologically advanced than us , making it here would be very difficult. I honestly believe that there are more intelligent species out there than us. The odds are very slim of humans being the most intelligent and advanced species in the universe.

So what if aliens did reach our planet? What would be their reason for visiting? 

Some Scientists believe that they can simply be just as curious as us. Visiting just to see what else is out there. These scientists have a positive perspective on aliens. According to these positive thinkers, Befriending these aliens is extremely important to the human race.  They believe that we would benefit from an alien encounter. If they are more advanced than us, maybe they would teach us their ways. They can help us advance technologically, culturally and even defensively.

These scientists believe that if we interact with aliens, we can take our first steps towards creating colonies outside of Earth. This may be crucial for the survival of the human race in the future. The future of our society can possibly depend on us having alternative locations for the human race when Earth becomes unlivable (Global Warming, shortage of resources, disease etc.).

This theory is basically explaining that both aliens and humans can possibly benefit from each other.

Than there is the scientists that have the negative perspectives of an alien encounter on Earth, most importantly, physicist Stephen Hawking. Stephen Hawking is easily known as one of the most intelligent human beings on the planet despite suffering from Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Stephen Hawking on aliens

Stephen Hawking

Hawking believes that humans should fear aliens.

He believes that “extraterrestrial life almost certainly exists, and humans should be extremely cautious about interacting with it”. He suggests that aliens might raid earth for all of its resources and then move to the next one.

In Stephen Hawkings’ show “Into the Universe” he states that:

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 colonize whatever planets they can reach.”

He compared an alien encounter to when Christopher Columbus’ first landed in America, with us obviously being the Native Americans.

Hawking also argued that we must colonize space in order to survive. He believes that :

“Sooner or later disasters such as asteroid collisions or a nuclear war could wipe us all out, but once we spread out into space and establish independent colonies, our future should be safe.” 

We are not sure how extraterrestrial beings would behave if they landed on earth, but what we should all believe is that they exist.

The only way these questions will be answered is if it becomes reality, and I hope I’m here to experience it.