Renowned scientist Stephen Hawking has warned human beings against making contact with the aliens. Quoted from a new Discovery Channel documentary series about the possibility of extraterrestrial life forms [via BBC]:
Prof Hawking thinks that, rather than actively trying to communicate with extraterrestrials, 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.
“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.
“The real challenge is to work out what aliens might actually be like.”
The quotes are probably taken out of context, but it’s a valid point. Thing is, we don’t really know how the aliens would be like; it could be super-friendly or ultra-dominant… and we won’t know until the day that a serious contact is made.
I would like to think that they’re not as “evil” as human beings though lol.