Stephen Hawking has died. The famed physicist was 76


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/03/13/stephen-hawking-has-died-the.html


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Have fun in the other realms! You did damn good this run, my chap. :slight_smile:


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Sad  


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Such a great, loud mind he had.


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Current status: Kicking Einstein & Newton’s butts at poker.


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Brilliant mind; may he rest in peace.


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How sad. But perhaps now, if there’s an afterlife, he’s no longer imprisoned by his body.


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I became a physicist in no small part because a seminal sixth-grade science teacher handed me a then still brand-new A Brief History of Time.

I’m going to miss you. :disappointed_relieved:

I’ll keep doing my small part to help our species understand the universe. May the information never be destroyed.

Worth noting, doctors gave Stephen Hawking two and a half years to live when he received his diagnosis. That was more than half a century ago.


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*snickerz

I think I’d have liked him; that’s my kind of ornery.


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My paperback copy of A Brief History of Time was bound with the cover upside-down and backwards, which amused me to no end. I caught a couple of people noticing that while I read it on the subway, and judging by their expressions it was a fair assumption that they weren’t considering the possibility that what they thought they saw wasn’t what was really there. It seemed appropriate, somehow.


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He declined an offer of knighthood to protest the government’s failures on science education. In addition to being a truly brilliant mind, he was a role model to scientists, and indeed all academics and humans, in his engagement with social causes.

We really were fortunate to have him.


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I predict that he will be famous for being the only person to play himself in the Star Trek universe.

What?? Did I miss something?


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Yup, smart guy indeed.
Also: “It would not be much of a universe if it wasn’t home to the people you love.”

sigh I’ll raise a glass or two tonight in his honour.


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Learned from one of the better orbituaries that he wanted this to be his epitaph:

Also, one appropriate way to listen to his obits might be this:

Fare the well.

Oh, and one more thing: he currently stars as a bird. I mean, a book. Well, a pan-dimensional… It’s complicated. But he IS on BBC radio 4.

Oh, and you’ve got to read Penrose’s piece.

When Hawking was in his second year of research […] I […] had established a certain mathematical theorem of relevance.

Science, bitches.
Never stop bitching.
:rofl:

Hawking probably would have loved this.


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Current status: Kicking Einstein & Newton’s butts at poker.
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When relaxing from his duties as a member of the Vice Presidential Action Rangers.