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RIP Stephen Hawking
« on: March 14, 2018, 12:26:58 AM »
Even granting that with his illness, he lived far longer than one might have expected—in 1964 he was given two to three years to live—the news that You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login is still something of a shock.

Time to dig up my audiobook of 'A Brief History of Time'.  Damn.
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Offline Shiranu

Re: RIP Stephen Hawking
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2018, 01:44:34 AM »

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

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Re: RIP Stephen Hawking
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2018, 01:48:22 AM »
Coincidentally, I was reading a book this afternoon that referenced Stephen Hawking and Googled his age. I'm many ways he was an inspiration.
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Re: RIP Stephen Hawking
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2018, 06:49:34 AM »
Oh no :(

We've lost one of the greatest minds of the current age.

R.I.P Stephen, we all rejoin the stars eventually

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Re: RIP Stephen Hawking
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2018, 08:12:29 AM »
We lost one of the finest.
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Re: RIP Stephen Hawking
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2018, 08:47:01 AM »
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Coincidentally, I was reading a book this afternoon that referenced Stephen Hawking and Googled his age. I'm many ways he was an inspiration.
Also, coincidentally, Hawking was on my mind two days ago.  I was thinking about how amazing it was the he lived so long with an ALS diagnosis.  And today he is gone.

Offline Hakurei Reimu

Re: RIP Stephen Hawking
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2018, 09:50:36 AM »
I heard the news not an hour ago.

I can't say I am shocked. Nor do I feel like he died before his time. Just surprised and pleased that he lived as long as he did, became world famous, and even got to guest star on ST:TNG. I would be happy with that life.
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Re: RIP Stephen Hawking
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2018, 10:38:59 AM »
It seems god had to work extra hard to keep Hawking alive.
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent,
Is he able but not willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able or willing?
Then why call him god?

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Re: RIP Stephen Hawking
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2018, 10:45:50 AM »
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It seems god had to work extra hard to keep Hawking alive.
Must have irked him too.

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Re: RIP Stephen Hawking
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2018, 01:14:40 PM »
Damn, I'm torn up about this! But we all have to go sometime, even the best of us. My favorite Stephen Hawking video was when he got to be weightless for a while:


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Re: RIP Stephen Hawking
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2018, 02:06:25 PM »
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It seems god had to work extra hard to keep Hawking alive.

Or extra hard to bring him down.

I definately recommend not reading any "regular" forums about his death... I am seeing spam everywhere about how he is going to hell, yada yada, this proves atheism is wrong because we all die... (wut?).
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Re: RIP Stephen Hawking
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2018, 02:20:56 PM »
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Or extra hard to bring him down.

I definately recommend not reading any "regular" forums about his death... I am seeing spam everywhere about how he is going to hell, yada yada, this proves atheism is wrong because we all die... (wut?).
I saw a couple of those, and tuned them right out.

I was visiting friends a couple years ago and their daughter, grandson and son-in-law were over and a program happened to be on that included Hawking and son-in-law rather disdainfully commented, "How can someone be that smart and not believe in god?"

I bit down all my other more aggressive and/or insulting responses and held myself to a tart "Because there is no physical, concrete evidence."  Happily, the matter died there.
Sir Terry Pratchett, on being told about the theory that the universe is a computer simulation: "If we all get out and in again, would it start to work properly this time?"

Re: RIP Stephen Hawking
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2018, 02:50:55 PM »
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Or extra hard to bring him down.

I definately recommend not reading any "regular" forums about his death... I am seeing spam everywhere about how he is going to hell, yada yada, this proves atheism is wrong because we all die... (wut?).
I missed all those--haven't been to any of those sites in awhile--glad I did.
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent,
Is he able but not willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able or willing?
Then why call him god?

Re: RIP Stephen Hawking
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2018, 02:53:23 PM »
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Must have irked him too.

"I am an atheist"
      -Stephen Hawking

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I was being a 'tad' facetious.
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent,
Is he able but not willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able or willing?
Then why call him god?

Re: RIP Stephen Hawking
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2018, 03:02:57 PM »
I just found out (should already have known) that Professor Hawking died on Einstein's birthday, and also on pi day!

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