"Of course it is possible that UFO's really do contain aliens as many
people believe, and the government is hushing it up" Comment by Stephen
Hawking on C Span Television.
THE WHITEHOUSE, WASHINGTON DC
Cambridge University physicist, Stephen Hawking was the guest lecturer at the
second Millennium Evening at the White House on March 6, 1998. With President
Bill and Hillary Clinton looking on, Stephen Hawking admitted the possibility of
a UFO cover-up during the C-Span television's coverage of "Imagination and
Change: Science in the Next Millennium." Professor Stephen Hawking often
considered one of brightest men on Earth, who authored "A Brief History of
Time" was a guest lecturer. Stephen Hawking after comments about the growth
of population and scientific knowledge stated, "Clearly the present
exponential growth cannot continue indefinitely. So what will happen? One
possibility is that we wipe ourselves out completely by some disaster such as a
nuclear war. "There is a sick joke that the reason we have not been visited
by extra-terrestrials is that when a civilization reaches our stage of
development it becomes unstable and destroys itself. "Of course it is
possible that UFO's really do contain aliens as many people believe, and the
government is hushing it up" I wouldn't like to comment on that.
"Personally I believe there is a different explanation why we have not been
contacted, but I won't go into it here. "However, even without that, there
is a very real danger that we will kill everything on this planet now that we
have the technological power to do so. Even if we don't destroy ourselves
completely, there is a possibility that we might descend into a state of
brutalization and barbarity like the opening scene of "Terminator":
Thanks to Pat and Tony Craddock, firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephen Hawking Quotes
have sold more books on physics than Madonna has on sex.
body may be stuck in this chair, but with the internet my mind can go to
the ends of the universe.
like me, you have looked at the stars and tried to make sense of what you
see, you have started to wonder what makes the universe exist. The
questions are clear and deceptively simple but the answers have always
been beyond our reach – until now.
time and space are finite in extent, but they don’t have my boundary or
edge… there would be no singularities, and the laws of science would
hold everywhere, including at the beginning of the universe.
are grounds for cautious optimism that we may now be near the end of the
search for the ultimate laws of nature.
goal is simple. It is complete understanding of the universe, why it is as
it is and why it exists at all.
think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something
about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is
purely destructive. We’ve created life in our own image.
confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human
cannot predict what comes out of a singularity…. It is a disaster for
not only plays dice, he throws them in the corner where you can’t see
matters if you just don’t give up.
I have done is to show that it is possible for the way the universe began
to be determined by the laws of science. In that case, it would not be
necessary to appeal to God to decide how the universe began. This
doesn’t prove that there is no God, only that God is not necessary.
sure my disability has a bearing on why I’m well known. People are
fascinated by the contrast between my very limited physical powers, and
the vast nature of the universe I deal with.
if there is only one possible unified theory, it is just a set of rules
and equations. What is it that breathes fire into the equations and makes
a universe for them to describe ? The usual approach of science of
constructing a mathematical model cannot answer the questions of why there
should be a universe for the model to describe. Why does the universe go
to all the bother of existing ?
think that science itself is morally neutral. But scientists themselves
need not be morally neutral…. They have moral responsibilities.