Acclaimed and highly regarded physicist, Stephen Hawking confirms aliens are real and if we do not thread carefully, World War 3 in which we’d probably be unable to win will be coming to us.
While a nuclear war and a zombie outbreak are some of the scariest things that could possibly happen to humanity, imagine alien invasion. In this, one of the finest, if not the best, cosmologists of our time agrees.
Hawking is best know for his Theory of Relativity and the laws of the black hole’s dynamics. He is also a revered physicists followed by many.
World War 3: The Search For Alien Life
While so many are skeptical about the existence of aliens or life away from Earth, Hawking is a believer. In an article by Science Alert, the 74-year old scientist says that “As I grow older I am more convinced than ever that we are not alone.”
However, while he believes in alien life, he is also cautioning humanity to be careful about it. He says that if we meet these aliens, the probability of them being stronger than us is strong and we might merely be less than a bacteria to them.
“If so, they will be vastly more powerful and may not see us as any more valuable than we see bacteria.”
Nonetheless, the curious scientist is still in search of alien life through his new project, the Breakthrough Listen Project. It is funded by Russian billionaire Yuri Milner and Stephen Hawking, run by the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Research Centre at the University of California Berkeley.
This is just a part of Hawking’s new video on Curiosity Stream called Stephen Hawking’s Favorite Places. The physicist journeys the universe ala astronaut style without leaving Earth.
The project analyses light signals from stars to detect strange bursts of lights. To date, they have detected such coming from 234 stars. This can, in theory mean extraterrestrial life but also, space junk.
If in fact, science confirms solid sightings of alien life, Hawking’s advise should be remembered. While movies such as Independence Day portrays the survival of the human race, alien invasion in real life might pose a threat deadlier than a World War 3 nuclear war.