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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by BorderRadio, Mar 14, 2018.
One of the greatest minds ever. Sheldon Cooper must be devastated.
And Albert Einstein's Birthday
We have enough here for a conspiracy theory
Einstein travelled forward in time to stop Hawking telling us the truth about Stormy Daniels' pie
We've lost one of our best. The rare person who gave us insights and an appreciation for our universe and life itself. RIP Stephen.
Yup, and I reveled in his strange and misguided forays into areas he had no special insight in. Because we should not assume that people who are bright about some things, are bright about all things. Intelligence is not a monolith - there's chasms in it, there's peaks but also an abyss or two.
His life and his mind are there to behold, and it is our job as fellow travelers to determine where to follow and where not to. I want his Process more than I want the conclusions he may draw about this or that. You're not supposed to just stand there in awe; your job as the Possessor of a Mind is to reason, to actually think; to be self critical, and to know when to concentrate on the rational - and when to let your emotional or mystic tendencies win out.
I have always enjoyed science and Mr.Hawking was a scientist. I have read some of his work. He always included references (always had to read these and references of the references to understand), always willing to discuss or debate. A real scientist is willing to be proven wrong and stands by their work and says here it is show me where I failed. I'll miss him.
I opened this short biography from Laboratory Equipment this morning. It's an easy read for those who are interested.
What a loss for us here on Earth. I hope he finds the answers to his questions wherever he's gone.
RIP Stephen Hawking.
Thanks for the science.
I'm thinking he wouldn't be into the whole RIP thing, so Vale Stephen!
I generally don't comment on these threads but this is a loss for the world. He was a true genius, a visionary, and not willing to be a victim of anything.
If he drove over your toes...good!
With all due respect, let's not get started on things we say that have no literal value...
No thanks Mr. Hawking, I'll keep my "...fairy story for people afraid of the dark."
B-but I'm all about the figurative!
There’s a whole Twitter thread of people commenting that they nearly ran him over in the Cambridge car park because he would zip out between parked cars.
I suggest nothing. The facts suggest what the facts will.
In a near vacuum of understanding about him and his field, people everywhere declare what a laudable human being Hawking was.
On the other hand, when presented with documented evidence of a very questionable association, people do funny things like accuse the person who presents the evidence of malice. Then they invent explanations for the evidence out of whole cloth. Would that your friends do that for you, had you been photographed at a bar-b-que in that well-documented den of iniquity (and you must agree that it is, or you wouldn't have reacted defensively).
Hopefully your theory is plausible. Notwithstanding, is there a bio somewhere of the actual things he's done for the human race? Tangible examples of real individuals that the man used his fame and notorious abilities to help?
The world just got a little bit dumber.
Most modern physicists seemed to think that Hawking's best days were behind him and that he had become an overrated, celebrity scientist whose latest theories were made for sound bites and weren't very supported by the latest research.
But, they ALL seem to agree that Hawking's contributions regarding the origin of the Big Bang in a singularity and the black hole information paradox were paradigm shifting. Hell, the guy literally changed the way we think about the universe.
That puts him in a very, very exclusive club. Don't minimize the actual accomplishments, just because he chose to appear on Star Trek, y'know? Einstein was a bit of an attention whore, too!
For those who subcontract their thinking out to others.
And the Theory of Relativity is just a theory, after all.