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article imageCanadian politician defends aliens, says Stephen Hawking is wrong

By Andrew Moran     May 2, 2010 in Science
Montreal - Author of "A Brief History of Time" Stephen Hawking is wrong when it comes to contact with aliens, according to former Canadian Defence Minister Paul Hellyer who believes extraterrestrials have contributed to human technological advancements.
Digital Journal reported last week that Professor Stephen Hawking stated the thought of alien life as “perfectly rational” to him but urged caution seeking out extraterrestrials for fear that they might raid us for our resources, “If aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America, which didn't turn out well for the Native Americans.”
According to CNET News, Hawking stated this week that time travel is possible and that one day we will have spaceships that are so fast that 650 million miles per hour would be similar to one year on planet Earth.
Eventually, says Hawking, Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity will one day be obsolete. In theory, humans will be able to “colonize the future” and maybe even repopulate the Earth if a disaster were to occur on the planet and cause the human species to die off, reports the Times Online.
“Time travel was once considered scientific heresy and I used to avoid talking about it for fear of being labelled a crank, but these days I’m not so cautious,” said Hawking.
Former Canadian Defence Minister Paul Hellyer defended aliens and believes that not only have extraterrestrials visited Earth but they have also contributed to human technological advancement, reports CTV News.
The 86-year-old cabinet minister accused Hawking of spreading misinformation about aliens. In an interview, Hellyer said, “I think he's indulging in some pretty scary talk there that I would have hoped would not come from someone with such an established stature.” The former Defence Minister further added that he finds it really sad that a scientist of his stature spreads “misinformation” about an important issue.
Last year, Hellyer delivered a speech in Washington about alien visitations to Earth and said humans should thank Aliens for most of what we have today because they have been visiting Earth for millennia.
“Microchips, for example, fiber-optics, they are just two of the many things that allegedly -- and probably for real -- came from crashed vehicles,” said Hellyer.
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