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Physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76, his family has said.

The Briton was known for his groundbreaking work with black holes and relativity, and was the author of several popular science books including A Brief History of Time.

His children, Lucy, Robert and Tim, said: "We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today.

"He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years."


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Now he's free.



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sad news

what a great intellect to think his way through physics



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Probably still alive in a parallel universe.

Quite something that he actually lived as long as he did.


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He and Einstein are probably knocking back a few cold ones.
 
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He is definitely one who will not be forgotten. I wonder what he is working on now?




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And the universe returns back to being what it is - unknown.







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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.



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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.



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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."

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Did he outlive the doctors that predicted his early demise?
 
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I certainly never cared for his views on religion, given that he was an atheist.


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.
 
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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:

https://www.cnn.com/2016/05/31...demagogue/index.html

https://www.aol.com/article/ne...the-future/23295273/

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-40461726

http://www.independent.co.uk/n...-party-a8255086.html

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.

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Genius or not, that Israel-hating man will not be missed in my household.
 
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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.
 
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Only 76???

He shoulda taken better care of himself!!!


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RIP Stephen Hawking



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I wonder if the Big Bang Theory will have an episode immortalizing him...



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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?


That is an epic turn of phrase.
 
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RIP Stephen Hawking



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