LONDON (AP) -- British astrophysicist Sir Stephen Hawking says aliens are out there, but it could be too dangerous for humans to interact with extraterrestrial life. Hawking claims in a new documentary that intelligent alien lifeforms almost certainly exist, but warns that communicating with them could be ''too risky.''
The 68-year-old scientist says a visit by extraterrestrials to Earth would be like Christopher Columbus arriving in the Americas, ''which didn't turn out very well for the Native Americans.'' He speculates most extraterrestrial life will be similar to microbes, or small animals -- but adds advanced lifeforms may be ''nomads, looking to conquer and colonize.'' The Discovery Channel said Sunday it will broadcast ''Stephen Hawking's Universe'' in Britain next month.
In a related story, the Governor of Arizona signed sweeping, and unconstitutional, anti-alien legislation into law a few days ago. The law allows the police to detain anyone suspected of being an illegal alien. It makes failure to carry immigration documents a crime. Anyone who happens to look "not American" can be stopped for no reason and asked to produce identification documents. I am confident this law will be struck down at the Federal level. Most of these so-called aliens are descendants of indigenous peoples of Central America who lived here before the Spanish showed up and "took over". So a bit of Moctezuma's revenge is in order.
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