A friend from another planet?
According to renowned scientist Michio Kaku, contact with aliens could lead to a global catastrophe • "What happened to American cultures when they first met the Spaniards will happen to us"
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Renowned scientist Michio Kaku, one of today's most prominent and respected scientists, states in an interview with the British Guardian newspaper that "the desire to make contact with aliens is a terrible idea."
Kaku is a professor of theoretical physics and one of the founders of string theory and quantum field theory.
Kaku, unlike most of humanity, believes that it is not really worthwhile for humans to find and communicate with other cultures in space.
"Hebb will soon enter his orbit in the powerful Webb telescope space and with his abilities alongside the advances of science, we will have options to identify and observe thousands of planets. So I think there is a really high chance we can identify and even connect with another alien culture."
"There are many of my research colleagues who think that in case we identify such a culture we should turn to it. I, however, hold the opposite opinion and think it is a really terrible idea. What happened to American cultures when they first met the Spaniards will happen to us," he told the Guardian.
"We all know about the tragedy that befell King Montezuma when he met Cortez in Mexico. This is an event that happened a few hundred years ago. So while it is very possible that the culture found will be friendly, I personally believe that, but we must not gamble on such a thing. If we want to create In connection with another culture, we will have to do it very carefully. "
The professor was also asked whether in their opinion there is a Creator for the world against the background of the statement of the late renowned scientist Stephen Hawking that there is no Creator for the universe.
In this regard he replied that "My parents were Buddhists and believed in the concept of Nirvana, it is a state of impotence, of lack of time there is no beginning and no end of other existence. On the other hand as a child my parents sent me to study in the Presbyterian Church school. Days. "
"Stephen Hawking said that the big bang happened in one moment and before that there was nothing so there is no place for the Creator. I, on the other hand, think that a combination of the two teachings - Jewish, Christian and Buddhist - allows faith. According to string theories is always healthy. "Elsewhere. And where does the universe and all these universes expand? They expand to Nirvana a situation that is different, or let's say an 11-dimensional hyper-space."
In addition, in response to the question "Who is the greatest scientist ever?", He replied: "Obviously Isaac Newton is the greatest scientist ever. Out of a world that believed in witchcraft and magic came out with a new mathematical theory that explained almost our entire universe. All who came after him, "Including Einstein, ride science on mathematics that he will cherish from scratch. Without Newton there would be no industrial revolution, such a person comes into the world only once in hundreds of years."