Originally Posted by BlueAngel
I have no clue why you are of the opinion that the chances of an "alien" society being more advanced than we are is unlikely.
Care to back up your opinion with "scientific" facts?
Didn't think so.
Because, obviously, scientific facts about aliens do not exist and netiher do any "scientific" facts exist regarding whether or not they are more advanced than we are.
Speculation is all that exists regarding ET's.
If, as you believe, an alien society had to grow up in competitive conditions just as we have, what makes you believe they did not prevail in being more advanced than we are?
P.S. Hawkings is not the best person to answer any question about ET's and neither is anyone else on Planet Earth.
Because there isn't anyone on Planet Earth who knows anything about ET's other than what has been "scientically" speculated which does not include FACT.
Who says secret government people haven't got information we don't? maybe they do know something about ET's and don't let on?