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Stephen Hawking says alien contact a bad idea

April 26th, 2010

Think it’s a great idea to reach out to alien civilizations? It might be tragically naive, since they may want to destroy us. On the other hand, civilizations more advanced than us may already know of our existence anyway.

Arthur C. Clarke Dies

March 18th, 2008

Arthur C. Clarke, whom I consider the best Science Fiction author ever, died in Sri Lanka at age 90. Sri Lanka had been Clarke’s home since 1956. I loved his books because I love “realistic” science fiction. In other words, he really pondered the scientific/technical feasibility, and many of his depicted scenarios were quite feasible [Read more…]