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Stephen Hawking calls for human colonization of space.

Posted in Uncategorized by thecuriousmail on June 25, 2017

 

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Speaking on Tuesday at the  Starmus Festival, Stephen Hawking has called for a concerted international effort on space exploration.

During his speech, titled “The future of humanity,” the 75-year-old black hole expert said that “Earth is under threat from so many areas that it is difficult for me to be positive.”

There are extraterrestrial apocalypses, such as asteroid impacts “guaranteed by the laws of physics and probability.” On Earth, Hawking cited melting polar ice caps and climate change, unforeseen consequences from genetic engineering, loss of animal life and dwindling physical resources, among other ill portents.

Hawking says we have a mere few hundred years to successfully move from the Earth before events overtake us.

“Spreading out may be the only thing that saves us from ourselves,” he said.

A most unscientific sentiment Mr Hawking, that the upright ape can thru their behaviour so seriously jeopardize their existence on this planet, but just by moving planets the upright ape will be born anew, but better.  As meaningless as something happened/did not happen, because it was God’s will.  All threats cited by him, except one, are a consequence of human action. And in moving planets we will suddenly behave differently?? This is contrary to evidence.

When the white European spread out into Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, how did they behave? History records the enslavement, the exploitation, and the atrocities, and is witness to the desolation of indigenous cultures.

Hawking admits there are risks to the kind of audacious space exploration he’s calling for. We don’t know what or whom we’ll find when we venture further afield.

He said on Tuesday, with just a twinge of envy, “If there are beings on Alpha Centauri, they remain blissfully unaware of the rise of Donald Trump.”

Professor Hawking, if and when the upright ape moves off this planet to others, it will do again what it did here. Evidence says so. The upright ape has not grown up, perhaps cannot mature. And if there are beings on Alpha Centauri, they would understand that the human race is a spreading cancer.

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