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Stephen Hawking, R.I.P.

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I read it earlier while getting ready to go to my job interview. Such sad news. 

On the other hand, I feel privileged to have been alive at the same time as someone so brilliant. I admire the fact that he made the most complex ideas accessible ands understandable to us ordinary people through his books and TV work. And he had a brilliant sense of humour. He will be deeply missed. 

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"We'll shine like stars in the summer night, we'll shine like stars in the winter light. One heart, one hope, one love."

 

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5 hours ago, padawanbeck84 said:

I read it earlier while getting ready to go to my job interview. Such sad news. 

On the other hand, I feel privileged to have been alive at the same time as someone so brilliant. I admire the fact that he made the most complex ideas accessible and understandable to us ordinary people through his books and TV work. And he had a brilliant sense of humour. He will be deeply missed. 

Fully agreed. I really admired how much he was willing to share his knowledge and insights with non-scientists and did so in a clear way - not an easy feat. He deserves to be mentioned with Albert Einstein in that regard.

I also like how he occasionally interacted with the world outside of academia, e.g., his appearance on The Simpsons and his contributing to Pink Floyd albums.

 

2 hours ago, Stellaria said:

"We'll shine like stars in the summer night, we'll shine like stars in the winter light. One heart, one hope, one love."

 

I hope he is experiencing the universe first-hand now.

If he is cremated, it would be great if he had the same (or similar) tribute as Timothy Leary (psychedelic counter-culture revolutionary from the 60s) and Gene Roddenberry (the creator of Star Trek) where their ashes were spread in outer space.

That would be cool and quite fitting, IMHO.

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On 3/14/2018 at 11:10 AM, peterferris8 said:

Rest in peace. A mind like no other.

Agreed. His inspiration lives.

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21 hours ago, natural11 said:

Agreed. His inspiration lives.

It's amazing, and inspirational, how long he lived with Lou Gehrig's Disease. 

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On 3/17/2018 at 12:41 PM, Manohlive said:

It's amazing, and inspirational, how long he lived with Lou Gehrig's Disease. 

Truly!

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