Little Green Men??

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    This is a little offbeat, but it might be fun.

    ABC news reported that in a new Discovery Channel documentary, which premiered Sunday night, British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking said that communicating with aliens could be a threat to Earth. Hawking said it is likely that alien life exists, but a visit from extraterrestrials might be similar to Christopher Columbus' arrival in the Americas. "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. "We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn't want to meet."

    If an alien ship appeared hovering above Washington DC, tomorrow what actions would be taken by the president, congress, world and religious leaders?

    Stephen Hawking, considered by many to be one of the most brilliant scientific minds of the day, is a British theoretical physicist, whose scientific career spans over forty years. His books and public appearances have made him an academic celebrity. In 2009 was awarded the Presidential Metal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States.

    Stephen Hawking: Alien Contact Could Be Risky - ABC News
     
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    1) Pray
    2) bend over and kiss the ass goodbye
     
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    What if all they want is to serve man?

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    Consider the follow:
    The current estimate for the number stars in the universe is about 3 septillion, that's 3 followed by 24 zeros.
    In our galaxy there are 400 billion stars. So far radio telescopes have discovered 450 likely planets. Some estimate that a very high percentage of stars have planets. Over 450 have been discovered.
    So are aliens spacecraft that far fetched? The military and various think tanks have come up with a plan of action for just about everything you can think of . Do you think they have one for this?


    Extrasolar planet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    WikiAnswers - How many stars are in the universe
     
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    And what kind of wine do you serve with humans?

    the cheap stuff in plastic bags in boxes?

    they will likely destroy our planet as soon as the first TV broadcast of South Park reaches them.
     
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    Thus far, no indication of how to go faster than the speed of light.

    Such contact might not be something that you would want to do in person. Alien protein, theirs to ours and vice versa, would almost certainly be poisonous to both species.

    Since we are assuming a technology that has already solved the Trans-C problem, and the inevitiable energy problem associated with such, has not killed itself by poisoning it's home planet, I don't believe we would have a snowballs chance were they be hostile.
     
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    The soloution to travel FTL is simple you do not move, get the universe to move around you.
     
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    Damn Straight! The Kanamits are not here to help us. There here to serve themselves a big ol' heaping helping of human helper!
     
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    Maybe launching vehicles like Voyager that have directions to earth might not be such a good idea.
     

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