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    RIP Stephen Hawking

    Scientist Stephen Hawking has died aged 76


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

    Professor Hawking's children, Lucy, Robert and Tim said in a statement: "We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today.

    "He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years.

    "His courage and persistence with his brilliance and humour inspired people across the world.

    "He once said, 'It would not be much of a universe if it wasn't home to the people you love.'

    "We will miss him forever."

    The world famous physicist and cosmologist was the subject of the 2014 film The Theory Of Everything, which starred Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones.

    Hawking contracted motor neurone disease in 1963 and was given two years to live but he went on to study at Cambridge and became one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists since Albert Einstein.

    The University of Cambridge has will open a book of condolence at Gonville and Caius College for anyone who would like to pay tribute to Hawking's life and work.

    https://news.sky.com/story/scientist...ed-76-11289119

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    RIP Stephen.

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    Vale.

    I guess his plug was finally pulled...




    ... too soon??

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    RIP indeed.

    Makes one wonder just how long is a piece of string. In theory anyway.




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    A legend.

    RIP Professor Hawkins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    ... too soon??
    Oh great. Don't encourage the tin foil brigade.

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    Considering his physical condition, he lived a long life.

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    Damn.

    A legend of the game.


    RIP Sir.

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    It had to happen so I was prepared but still it's a bugger.
    He lived for decades past what the doctors predicted.
    RIP good and brilliant man.

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    RIP Stephen... one of the greatest minds of our generation.

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    Great respect from me and a special human being.

    RIP Professor.

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    People like him are indeed rare. He will be enshrined next to all the other great minds in history.

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    wouldn't it be great if they could preserve and keep operating his brain.

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    He has gone to a better place.
    Well so we would hope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishlocker
    He has gone to a better place.
    Where's that then?

    Hawking was an atheist.

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    To the worm infested ant hill where we all end up. Better? Depends on the suffering.




    fish likes worms.

    and ant egg soup.

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    Just pointing out that it's a bit trite to be trotting out and superimposing the 'better place' stuff in regards to a noted atheist.

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    Contrite I've been in his passing and so I would wish the universe for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterpan View Post
    wouldn't it be great if they could preserve and keep operating his brain.
    Umm...on balance...no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishlocker View Post

    He has gone to a better place.
    Well so we would hope.
    Yes let's hope he was wrong about that.

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    Am I alone in barely comprehending a word he wrote or spoke? we are told he was brilliant etc, but personally I never saw it!
    RIP

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    It's just smoke and mirrors. Turn out the lights and it all fades.



    Stock Photo BTW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airportwo View Post
    Am I alone in barely comprehending a word he wrote or spoke? we are told he was brilliant etc, but personally I never saw it!
    RIP
    Are you quite sure the fault for this lay with him?

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