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Stephen Hawking has died

Postby aramis on Tue 13 Mar 2018 22:55

BBC: Stephen Hawking dies aged 76
BBC wrote:Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76, his family has said.

The British physicist was known for his work with black holes and relativity, and wrote several popular science books including A Brief History of Time.

"We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today," a family statement said.
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Re: Stephen Hawking has died

Postby southwestforests on Tue 13 Mar 2018 23:01

Oh dear. And hadn't realized he was in that age bracket.
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Re: Stephen Hawking has died

Postby Cralis on Wed 14 Mar 2018 00:36

Very unfortunate for humanity, he has inspired so many people and advanced our knowledge in so many ways. But here's a drink to hoping he's found a peace and freedom he didn't have in this life.
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Re: Stephen Hawking has died

Postby southwestforests on Wed 14 Mar 2018 15:23

You know it eventually happens to all of us, but, dang, it's a bummer.
On the other hand, over on Google Plus someone posted a drawing of him getting up from the wheelchair and walking; in to the infinity of space.
I think it is not hyperbole to say he was a remarkable man with a remarkable life.
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Re: Stephen Hawking has died

Postby aramis on Fri 16 Mar 2018 14:49

southwestforests wrote:On the other hand, over on Google Plus someone posted a drawing of him getting up from the wheelchair and walking; in to the infinity of space.

Despite retaining his technical listing as an Anglican, he had no belief in an afterlife

USA Today has this:
USA Today on SH's Guardian Interview wrote:I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail," he said. "There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark."

It should come as no surprise that Hawking was not religious. In Hawking's 2010 book, The Grand Design, Hawking said a creator is "not necessary" in the narrative of how the world was created.
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