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Stephen Hawking Thinks Aliens Likely 579

OMNIpotusCOM writes "Noted astrophysicist Stephen Hawking thinks that alien life is likely, albeit primitive, according to a lecture delivered at George Washington University in honor of NASA's 50th anniversary. It begs the question of if we need to consider a Prime Directive before exploring or sending signals too far into the depths of space."

Marvelous! The super-user's going to boot me! What a finely tuned response to the situation!