RIP Stephen Hawking

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Morning brought very sad news.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43396008

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Here's
Selection of this quotes.

Yesterday my daughter picked "A brief history of Time" from bookshelf next to our bed to play with her mom/my wife.
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No! :(

I thought he'd go on forever.
Cheers.
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Genius is an over used word

but this man was
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abraxas wrote:Genius is an over used word

but this man was
Absolutely. And a hero in fact in countering his disease ... it's almost a wonder he got that old. But it was him who managed ...

R.I.P. Mr Hawking ... :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: ...
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And he died on Einstein's birthday, who also died aged 76. on Pi day.

Very sad today for the loss to his family and friends, and for science.

According to God's twitter, it's only been a few hours and Hawking has already mathematically proved to His face that He doesn't exist.
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Back in 1985 I was in 8th class, a pupil describing whom as mediocre might have been overcheering. In our school library, I came across a book about black holes by a certain Mr. Sullivan which got me interested in physics. A miraculously competent physicist who was suffering from hat terrible disease, who nonetheless was one of the greatest living physicists of our time was mentioned.
When I saw his book "A Brief History of Time" in the bookshop, I got it instantly.
It set me on fire. Someone finally made me see what I might go to school for. This was the spark I never got anywhere before.
Two years later, I was among the five best of my school. I went on to study physics.
Thousands obstacles forced me to give up there, but the fascination for the subject never got less for me. Along with this brilliant Mr. Eldritch, Professor Hawking was one of the most inspiring people outside of my family to me.
:notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: times a gazillion.
I did get a moist eye today when I read the news.
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emilystrange wrote:And he died on Einstein's birthday, who also died aged 76. on Pi day.

Very sad today for the loss to his family and friends, and for science.

According to God's twitter, it's only been a few hours and Hawking has already mathematically proved to His face that He doesn't exist.
Twitter also pointed out Jim Bowen left shortly after Hawking - in true Bullseye tradition the non darts player always goes first...
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once again i hear the sad news through HL. not sure how a whole week has passed without me hearing this though (i have had no internet but i do watch the news!).
nothing i can add to whats already been said except why wasnt this guy knighted? possibly the cleverest man on the planet and british but there you go.

RIP :(
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I heard that he refused a knighthood in protest of the government's lack of funding for science.
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ah ok. thank-you for that.
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RIP genius.
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Some Years back I went to Cambridge Cinema to see the film Babe. The film started about 20 mins late as Stephen Hawking and carers were VIP Guests. My friend went to the same school in Cambridge as his daughter Lucy.

Curious how many people read or understood any of his books?

Genius and he died the same day Einstein was born!
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I read "A Brief History Of Time" a very long time ago. Understood... well, I think I got the gist of most of it :lol:
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Clever Dick :lol: :notworthy:
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I've read it too, got it as a birthday prezzy years ago, and I got the gist of the film.
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Film very good. I did enjoy Comic relief a few yrs ago a p*ss take of little Britain and Stephen Hawking told David Walliams to p*ss off!! lol
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The film is a biopic though isn't it? Rather than a film-of-the-book.
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Sorry Mark, you missed my silly joke xxx
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