Here’s a nice example to show how our culture is so deeply influenced by scientism:
Such scenes are speculative, but Hawking uses them to lead on to a serious point: that a few life forms could be intelligent and pose a threat. Hawking believes that contact with such a species could be devastating for humanity.
He suggests that aliens might simply raid Earth for its resources and then move on: “We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn’t want to meet. I imagine they might exist in massive ships, having used up all the resources from their home planet. Such advanced aliens would perhaps become nomads, looking to conquer and colonise whatever planets they can reach.”
Hold on. Why does this sound so familiar?
Oh yeah, here it is:
So why is this news? Why take these speculations so seriously? The answer is in the article:
The suggestions come in a new documentary series in which Hawking, one of the world’s leading scientists, will set out his latest thinking on some of the universe’s greatest mysteries.
In other words, as one of the world’s leading scientists, Hawking plays the role of High Priest for the people about to emerge from the Temple. Shhhh, everyone! Professor Hawking is about to set out his latest thinking on some of the universe’s greatest mysteries.