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    Re: Stephen Hawking RIP

    He'll be missed. It seems the key work he did on black holes has proved vital to many discoveries since.

    His ability to get himself across to so many people around the world was amazing, and somewhat bizarrely seems actually to have been helped by his extreme physical disability. The crippled genius seems to strike some deeply buried chord across cultures.

    Chuckle. He was also politically on the Left of our Labour party. That's very left indeed by US standards - big on redistribution of wealth, which I hadn't really picked up on.

    Still, he's as near immortal as you can get, with his work. What a life!
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    Re: Stephen Hawking RIP

    One of the world's most recognizable cosmic thinkers.

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    Re: Stephen Hawking RIP

    What a man. He was a real survivor. ALS killed my mother, a healthy, vibrant woman, in just two years flat. And he survived for decades with the disease. I do diverge with his thinking in that there is no God. The Universe is so huge, beautiful, and complex. There are so many things that I have seen that beat the odds of coincidence by trillions to one, that I find it hard to believe there's no Presence here. (Besides, I've died and seen the other side, so I know there's more to the Universe than Hawking saw!)

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    So, does this push Spot up to number 1?

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    He was truly an amazing man.

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    RIP, such a loss of such an amazing human.
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    Re: Stephen Hawking RIP

    Isn't it curious that Hawking died on Albert Einstein's birthday & that March 14 is Pi Day?

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    Re: Stephen Hawking RIP

    Quote Originally Posted by AnneBoleyn View Post
    Isn't it curious that Hawking died on Albert Einstein's birthday & that March 14 is Pi Day?
    It isn't astronomical, but I calculate the odds of that happening to be

    1: 48,627,125

    Not a miracle, but maybe a sign?
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    Re: Stephen Hawking RIP

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    Quote Originally Posted by tude dog View Post
    It isn't astronomical, but I calculate the odds of that happening to be

    1: 48,627,125

    Not a miracle, but maybe a sign?
    No just a coincidence. Hawkings was an atheist but it was never something he made a big issue out of and yet the number of christians (not a personal reference to you tude dog or anyone else on this forum just a general comment) whose comments on his death centre round not his scientific achievements or the phenomenal strength of character he must have had but on his stated non belief in a god as if that somehow diminished what he had to say. Some even rejoice in his death and their malicious delight in the belief he is going to hell. Pathetic.

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