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STEPHEN HAWK­ING IS WARY ABOUT CON­TACT­ING ALIENS.

Earth­lings, in­clud­ing Stephen Hawk­ing, have been fas­ci­nated by the idea of pick­ing up ‘messages’ from outer space for decades, and when a sig­nal was picked up early in 2016, sci­en­tists were in an up­roar. But Hawk­ing has warned against re­spond­ing to these messages in a film called Stephen Hawk­ing’s Most Favourite Places, em­pha­sis­ing that mankind doesn’t know who is out there or what their in­ten­tions could be. Con­tact could be per­ilous and lead a po­ten­tial catas­tro­phe (as most of the pop­u­lar alien in­va­sion movies have taught us over the years).

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