Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Quote, Unquote: Stephen Hawking

"It is important for the human race to spread out into space for the survival of the species. Life on Earth is at the ever-increasing risk of being wiped out by a disaster, such as sudden global warming, nuclear war, a genetically engineered virus or other dangers we have not yet thought of."


- Stephen Hawking, quoted in a news conference held at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, on June 13, 2006. He will give a lecture there on June 15.

2 comments:

รถ said...

grim pronouncements, eh? i'm for exploration - the farther the better, and if settling there would be possible - great! but not as an "abandon-earth" mission... if we didn't know how to take care of earth or our relationships on it, would going anywhere else, in sub-life conditions, ensure our survival? or will only the brilliant with moral integrity get to go? but we'll probably exterminate our race in the screening...

Anonymous said...

mankind needs to be saved from its own stupidity, eh?