Do we quail in fear or take a chance on progressing into a future with some unexpected help? Stephen Hawking, one of the world’s leading astrophysicists, worries that aliens could potentially arrive at Earth “looking to conquer and colonize.” Should humanity worry? Or is it classic xenophobia (defined as fear and hatred of strangers or foreigners or of anything that is strange or foreign). With all respect for Hawking, I think he’s speaking outside his expertise and hasn’t listened to anyone who has had a profound “contact” experience. (I haven’t had any such encounters, but did interview David Hamel for weeks in the mid-1990s in order to write a book about Hamel’s technology which resulted from his inspiring and beneficial contact experience.)
Someone who really has focused on the topic for decades is Dr. Steven Greer. His response today is at
Greer’s website asks that his response be circulated widely:
It is unfortunate that Stephen Hawking has added his voice to a growing chorus of xenophobia and fear regarding what he terms “Aliens.”
Secondly, as a scientist, he should know better: Any interstellar civilization would possess such technologies that the meager resources of Earth would be unneeded. If you can travel faster than the speed of light, you can manifest what is needed. Period. Moreover, IF they were hostile- since ETs are already visiting Earth (see www.DisclosureProject.org)- this would have been made crystal clear when we detonated the first atomic weapon in 1945. To date, no place on Earth has been invaded or attacked or colonized.
Hawking should refrain from stirring the war-mongering fear pot that attends all things “alien.” And one might ask: Why would he make such statements, unless he is carrying water for the military-industrial-financial complex which profiteers off of the wars that fear breeds?
Steven M. Greer MD
April 26, 2010