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Stephen Hawking Dies at 76; His Mind Roamed the Cosmos

Scientist Stephen Hawking has died at the venerable age of 76. <> Rest In Peace Mr. Hawking.

"The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge."

Can we just flood this thread with Hawking quotes? He has so many good ones.

"It would not be much of a universe if it wasn't home to the people you love."

"Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change."

"Life would be tragic if it weren't funny."

"My expectations were reduced to zero when I was 21. Everything since then has been a bonus."
He has said that pollution and 'stupidity' still biggest threats to mankind: “we have certainly not become less greedy or less stupid” in our treatment of the environment over the past decade.

"People who boast about their IQ are losers.”

We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.”

“I regard the afterlife to be a fairy story for people that are afraid of the dark.”

“However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.”

PS: In 2009 Stephen Hawking held a party open to all, but only publicized the party after it was over so that only time-travellers would know to attend; as expected, nobody showed up to the party. PPS: Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, and Steve Wozniak have all signed an open letter for a ban on Artificially Intelligent weapons.

Stephen W. Hawking, the British theoretical physicist who overcame a devastating neurological disease to probe the greatest mysteries of the cosmos and become a globally celebrated symbol of the power of the human mind, died March 14 at his home in Cambridge, England. He was 76.

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In memory of Stephen Hawking, here's an earlier interview with his daughter Lucy.

She recalls an endearing memory of her famous scientist father when he was asked by her son what would happen if he fell into a black hole:

Dr. Hawking married Elaine Mason in 1995. Credit Lynne Sladky/Associated Press

“I want to show that
people need not be
limited by physical
handicaps as long as they
are not disabled in spirit.”

Dr. Hawking

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Beautiful piece from Melbourne artist Mitchell Toy
The most tasteful and soul warming expression of your passing

Rest in space Stephen Hawking


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