Or, when aliens evict us.
So I get that Mr Hawking is a terribly smart man and probabilities dictate a few choices based upon them. Frankly I’m not even really doubting the possibility of hostile aliens. My issue with his statement that we should be worried about aliens bumping us off for our planet, is wouldn’t it have happened by now. I mean let’s face it unless they were sneak attacked, they should have way better comprehension, knowledge, abilities and technology. There shouldn’t be a natural disaster or pathogen they wouldn’t see coming and be able to deal with. They should have gotten beyond open hostilities based solely on the fact they’ve lived long enough to become so advanced. What on earth (no pun intended) would prompt them to wipe us out, other then us being jerks, if they haven’t done so by now.
I’m frankly tired of scare tactics and fear mongering no matter where or who it comes from. And besides that, who’d want to come visit us anyways? Humanity has tended towards ignorance, violence and aggressive to the point of stupidity towards each other and the planet that’s keeping us alive. Not the kind of vacation I’d want.
we’ll be back in a few
( Photo from Henrique Alvim Correa with original article on http://www.cnet.com/news/stephen-hawking-says-nomadic-aliens-might-crush-us/ .)
P.S. I still owe you a blog post and you have my promises I haven’t forgotten, just having a tough time starting to feel better.