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Default Stephen Hawking Dead at 76
by Thunder Chicken 03-14-2018, 03:54 AM

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Dr. Hawking's life was a miracle in so many ways.
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Old 03-14-2018, 04:05 AM   #2
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Awful news.


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He sure made an incredible life from the hand he was dealt. Active in the Physics community until the end. He'll be missed, but well remembered. RIP
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 Awful news.
To some degree, death always is. On the other hand, from his perspective, or that of any of his friends and family, in 1963, the information that he would die in 2018 would be great news. He lived into old age with a disease that should have killed him in his 20s.
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Yeah, in a way, he did everything right there: The trick is to die as young as possible, and that as late as possible. And he really did not let his disease limit him more than necessary. He even did a Zero-G flight some years ago.
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-43396627

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My favourite quote of his, stolen from a news site today:

Interviewer “You’ve stated that you believe there could be an infinite number of parallel universes. Does that mean that there is a universe out there where I'm smarter than you?”

Hawking: “Yes, and also a universe where you’re funny.”
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Today the universe Weeps
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I read somewhere that Hawking felt that any life he had after his ALS diagnosis was bonus. Quite the bonus!

I suppose knowing that you could die at any time really focuses your efforts on the now.
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http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Sp...king_1942-2018

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ESA is saddened by the news of the passing of Professor Stephen Hawking, FRS, cosmologist and one of the pioneers of theoretical studies of black holes, on 14 March at the age of 76.
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This is one of the best tribute comics I saw for Dr. Hawking: https://image.cagle.com/208032/1155/208032.png
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-43499024

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Stephen Hawking's final interview: A beautiful Universe
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Last October I invited Prof Stephen Hawking to comment on the detection of gravitational waves from the collision of two neutron stars. It turned out to be his final broadcast interview.
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