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Are Aliens "Good" or "Bad" for Earthlings? : An Intriguing Debate

I thought I was reading views of some UFO enthusiast and controversy lover… but as I read along it turned out to be the Canadian Defense Minister and the world famous astrophysicist, Stephen Hawking!

Now, they both are entangled in the debate – “Are Aliens GOOD for Earthlings or not?”

Mind you, the question is NOT whether “Aliens EXIST or not?”. The debate seems to have made the assumption that this is a moot question. They obviously do. Now the question on hand is were they and will they be good to us and for us?

Hawking thinks invasion of the Aliens will be like Columbus visiting America and our fate will be akin to that of the Native Americans.

“If they (aliens) wanted to use our solar system, for some super project, our complaints would be like an ant colony protesting the laying of a parking lot,” Hawking has said in a new documentary.

The former Canadian defence minister Paul Hellyer, however, feels otherwise. He thinks that Aliens have been visiting us for decades or even millenia and serving us well. A lot of modern “discoveries” have been “inspired” by our friends from outer space.

Hellyer told the Canadian Press that “the reality is that they (aliens) have been visiting earth for decades and probably millennia and have contributed considerably to our knowledge.” He said our computer screens have their origins in alien spaceships. “Microchips, for example, fiber-optics, they are just two of the many things that allegedly – and probably for real – came from crashed vehicles,” the Canadian said.

Hellyer laments that Hawking is indulging in scare-mongering against the Aliens – oh no.. not the illegal aliens from Mexico – but the ones from outer space!

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4 Comments
  1. morris says

    I do think life is not unique to this earth. Indeed, I am convinced that the universe is teeming with life. But when it comes to what these two are talking about, I think they both are day dreaming.

  2. Desh says

    Morris, unlike you and me, both.. or at least one of them would have a more conclusive evidence of UFOs and Aliens. And both have a far bigger reputation to protect of being credible to the public.. and not appear as nuts.

    Merely on circumstantial evidence, I considered this very significant indeed!

  3. morris says

    I do think life is not unique to this earth. Indeed, I am convinced that the universe is teeming with life. But when it comes to what these two are talking about, I think they both are day dreaming.

  4. Desh says

    Morris, unlike you and me, both.. or at least one of them would have a more conclusive evidence of UFOs and Aliens. And both have a far bigger reputation to protect of being credible to the public.. and not appear as nuts.

    Merely on circumstantial evidence, I considered this very significant indeed!

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