|Step by step walk the thousand mile road|
...and thanks for all the fish...
Nice is overrated
And people wonder why I carry a SIG P320
Death to Terrorists
Now he's free.
...but resist, we much. We must, and we will much, about that, be committed. Al Sharpton 2011
what a great intellect to think his way through physics
Peace is not the absence of conflict, but rather when you have your foot firmly on the enemies neck
"I'm only myself when I have a guitar in my hands." - George Harrison
|Tinker Sailor Soldier Pie|
Probably still alive in a parallel universe.
Quite something that he actually lived as long as he did.
Acta Non Verba
NRA Life Member (Patron)
Family, Guns, Country
"My guns are always loaded."
What whiskey will not cure, there is no cure.
|Circling the bowl|
He and Einstein are probably knocking back a few cold ones.
He is definitely one who will not be forgotten. I wonder what he is working on now?
343 - Never Forget
Its better to be Pavlov's dog than Schrodinger's cat
There are three types of mistakes; Those you learn from, those you suffer from, and those you don't survive.
|The Unmanned Writer|
And the universe returns back to being what it is - unknown.
Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul.
Help, I'm having premonitions of future flashbacks.
Only in an insane world are the sane considered insane.
Some people listen to the noise of the world,
And some people listen to the quiet.
|His Royal Hiney|
He dead now.
Interesting man. Trapped in a crippled body, brilliant mind. I wonder if he experienced any emotional anguish over the coupling of his body and mind. I would never get anything accomplished even if just to add 1+1.
"It did not really matter what we expected from life, but rather what life expected from us. We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life, and instead to think of ourselves as those who were being questioned by life – daily and hourly. Our answer must consist not in talk and meditation, but in right action and in right conduct. Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual." Viktor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning, 1946.
He made some really strange statements at times.
One of the top living mathematicians with an IQ of ~160+, by most estimates I see that put him only 5 or 10 above Donald Trump.
I saw him interviewed on TV years ago during which he said he did not rule out the existence of God, and that God could have been created during the big bang... but he did not believe there was a Heaven.
He went on to state that "Absolutely nothing" existed before the big bang... To witch I wondered... then what blew up?
I seem to recall he later abandoned the single big bang theory in favor of a repeating series of big bang events.
Deplorable before deplorable was cool!
from the abyss
I certainly never cared for his views on religion, given that he was an atheist. But, he did have some quite wise views about other things.
Advice he gave his children:
"One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don't throw it away."
On fate vs. free will:
"I have noticed that even people who claim everything is predetermined and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road."
"How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy." Winston Churchill
Did he outlive the doctors that predicted his early demise?
Where do you get that he was an atheist? I have a couple of his books and it seems he leans the other way. Of course, people change over time.
Anyway, we lost good one.
Oh, what's this? No more outrageous predictions that go unchallenged because he's been assigned the title of "smartest guy who ever lived" AND he's in a wheelchair?
Not to worry. I'm certain that his latest dire warning about man and the planet will be broadcast to the world at his funeral, and at regular intervals by those who deified the guy.
I didn't introduce politics into this thread. Stephen Hawking did:
He was an anti-Brexit Trump hater and I won't miss him one single bit. As smart as he was supposed to be, he didn't love his country, nor see the value of its independence, and he meddled in our political affairs wth his ignorant opinions.
Genius or not, that Israel-hating man will not be missed in my household.
Oh, that, too? I wasn't aware that he was an anti-Semite as well.
What about all those brilliant astrophysicists who haven't written a book for laymen, and who don't capture society's imagination by slowly melting into a wheelchair? Too bad for them, huh? They have the same brain power as Hawking. They just didn't make themselves conspicuous, nor set their selves up as the smartest people who ever lived. No, Hawking had that market cornered.
He shoulda taken better care of himself!!!
"the world doesn't end til yer dead, 'til then there's more beatin's in store, stand it like a man, and give some back"
RIP Stephen Hawking
"Yidn, shreibt un fershreibt"
I wonder if the Big Bang Theory will have an episode immortalizing him...
"If you’re a leader, you lead the way. Not just on the easy ones; you take the tough ones too…” – MAJ Richard D. Winters (1918-2011), E Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne
"Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil... Therefore, as tongues of fire lick up straw and as dry grass sinks down in the flames, so their roots will decay and their flowers blow away like dust; for they have rejected the law of the Lord Almighty and spurned the word of the Holy One of Israel." - Isaiah 5:20,24
That is an epic turn of phrase.
|In the yahd, not too|
fah from the cah
Wrong big bang
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