Stephen Hawking, H. G. Wells and the Neanderthals

H. G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds, Stephen Hawking’ recent Discovery Channel specials and the latest news on Human Evolution and our friends the Neanderthals may seem like disparate threads to unite into a common theme, but bear with me.

In episode two of Stephen Hawkings’ Universe, Hawking warns that SETI (the Search for Extraterrestrial [...]