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Stephen Hawking at 76 has Left Earth Today.

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#1 Klitwo

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 11:04 PM

BREAKING NEWS Physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76, a spokesman for his family has said.

 

Stephen Hawking is a world-renowned British theoretical physicist, known for his contributions to the fields of cosmology, general relativity and quantum gravity, especially in the context of black holes....

 

https://www.physicso...ts_hawking.html

 

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 11:37 PM

So sad and shocked to hear this.  Thank you Stephen Hawking for your vision, wisdom, and humor.


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Posted 14 March 2018 - 12:09 AM

Science has just lost a great man and 76 years of advanced Physics......

 

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 12:42 AM

RIP great man.

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 12:43 AM

God speed Stephen...



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Posted 14 March 2018 - 12:55 AM

Thank you Stephen, It was awesome to be alive,  to be able to see real time science gains. Much better than just learning about the past great scientist, and their additions to our global knowledge though history books.



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Posted 14 March 2018 - 01:01 AM

Considering his MS, it's amazing he made it to this age! He actually made it to the average for men!  RIP Stephen!


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Posted 14 March 2018 - 01:09 AM

Considering his MS, it's amazing he made it to this age! He actually made it to the average for men!  RIP Stephen!

 

Amazing indeed. Actually what he had was ALS. He was one of the most productive physicists in his field, helping answer questions about the beginings of our universe and its future. He outlived by decades the lifespan medicine thought he'd have. And yet the disease that afflicted him will continue to be named after a baseball player whose contribution to society was entertainment...

 

--Christian


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Posted 14 March 2018 - 01:38 AM

Rest in power Hawking. You're with Sagan now.
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Posted 14 March 2018 - 02:48 AM

Amazing to not only survive but thrive, especially intellectually, for so long with ALS.  All he had was his mind.  Well, not completely, he was a father.  Big loss and he will be missed and our civilization is now lesser.  I just wished he had lived long enough for concrete evidence of extraterrestial life to emerge.  



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Posted 14 March 2018 - 03:38 AM

At least he got to play poker with Einstein and Data!  grin.gif


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Posted 14 March 2018 - 03:40 AM

yes seen in another post already on CN



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Posted 14 March 2018 - 03:45 AM

And on the British astronomy site, Astronomy Now....he was born in 1924!  shocked.gif

 

https://astronomynow...king-1924-2018/

 

Me thinks there's a typo here somewhere....  wink.gif



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Posted 14 March 2018 - 06:16 AM

 

Amazing indeed. Actually what he had was ALS. He was one of the most productive physicists in his field, helping answer questions about the beginings of our universe and its future. He outlived by decades the lifespan medicine thought he'd have. And yet the disease that afflicted him will continue to be named after a baseball player whose contribution to society was entertainment...

 

--Christian

Lou Gehrig's diagnosis made what had been a rare and obscure disease, merely rare. 

 

What difference would it make what his claim to fame was?


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Posted 14 March 2018 - 06:21 AM

https://www.cloudyni...n-hawking-gone/



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Posted 14 March 2018 - 06:33 AM

Thanks for the inspiration and enlightenment, Stephen!!!  Your passing was the _lead_ story on CBS's This Morning show.  

 

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 07:30 AM

This is what my son wrote on his FB page.

"Stephen Hawking was a man who always made me feel like I was growing up in a time of great scientific discovery & possibilities."

Wish I'd have said that!



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Posted 14 March 2018 - 08:21 AM

At least he got to play poker with Einstein and Data!  grin.gif

 

:)

 

Yep. I also imagine in his wildest dreams he never imagined he would get to see a live video of a dummy in a slick looking space suit riding a convertible towards Mars with the song Space Oddity playing.

 

His life was perhaps a little shorter than it could have been....but it could have and probably should have been so much shorter still...he did so much with so many obstacles...so he had a pretty **** good ride IMO.

 

I remember a Simpsons episode he "played" in. Lisa is the little scientist who finds "gasp" a fossil that seems to back up the Bible and the concept of Angels. Lisa has a crisis of sorts. Dr Hawking is called in. Eventually it is found it fake and was just some marketing gimmick. Lisa and Dr Hawking look like fools. Lisa asks Hawking what they should learn from it all. His answer " Sometimes you can be too smart for you own **** good".

 

The man also had a good sense of humor.

 

take care Dr Hawking.



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Posted 14 March 2018 - 08:22 AM

What a life. He made anyone look like a lazy slouch. It makes me happy that so many people report how darkly funny he was in person. I guess you'd have to be in that situation. I appreciated his books and politics and Brief History Of Time is one of my all time favorite movies.  I even kinda like that stupid Pink Floyd song he showed up on. 


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Posted 14 March 2018 - 08:44 AM

Amazing he lasted s long with ALS



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Posted 14 March 2018 - 08:44 AM

Memory Eternal, Stephen!



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Posted 14 March 2018 - 08:59 AM

When he was diagnosed with this horrible disease, he was given 2 years to live; 55 years ago!

 

A very sad loss, indeed.


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Posted 14 March 2018 - 09:36 AM

RIP Mr.Hawking.

 

Thank you for your contributions to society.



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Posted 14 March 2018 - 09:59 AM

RIP Stephen.



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Posted 14 March 2018 - 12:31 PM

Quite a man!  Rest in peace, Professor....

 

My nephew just sent me a screen shot of a Twitter post from God Himself.  Made me laugh:

 

"It's only been a few hours and Stephen Hawking already mathematically proved, to My face, that I don't exist."


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