Apple CEO Tim Cook Commemorates the Life of Stephen Hawking

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    Apple CEO Tim Cook has commemorated the life of theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, who died early Wednesday at the age of 76. "We will always be inspired by his life and ideas," he said on Twitter.

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    Hawking was a renowned scientist, cosmologist, astronomer, and mathematician. He authored several books, including his best-selling 1988 classic A Brief History of Time, which has sold more than 10 million copies.

    Hawking was diagnosed with the degenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, at the age of 21. He was given just a few years to live, but battled the illness for more than five decades.

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    You were proof the old adage "never stop learning." and "never give up" is a timeless classic... just like you, sir. RIP and let your legacy guide us to do better.
     
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    I kinda doubt Tim knew much about Stephen's writings. Just trying to sound cool.
     
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    Does this mean that Apple is going towards a black hole?
     
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    It truly is amazing what he has accomplished and overcome throughout his life. A true inspiration to many, and also to me personally. You will be deeply missed Stephen Hawking.
     
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    Tim Cook will be writing A Brief History of Apple if we don't see some innovation soon.
     
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    A Brief History of Apple (After Steve Jobs)

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    You guys can't even keep the negativity out of a thread commemorating an important figure.

    SMH
     
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    I kinda doubt you know much about Tim's knowledge of Stephen's writings. Just trying to sound cool.
     
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    It's #justMRthings I guess
     
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    Importance is relative. I personally find Hawking's writings to be indulgent and arrogant.
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    Wow, nice comeback. Seriously, you are correct.
     
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    I had to look up this clip after I heard of his passing, classic.
     
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    What a fighter to keep pushing forward for so long, despite the odds stacked against him. People like to talk about his intelligence, but they fail to recognize the mental fortitude required to deal with the problems he had to deal with physically. He will be missed. May he rest in peace.
     
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    What an arrogant thing to say.
     
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    The greatest man ever...
    RIP. :(

    BTW who is this Tim Cook?
     
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    Perhaps, but it is my opinion. Hawking actually KNOWS what happened prior to this universe coming into being? That to me is the epitome of arrogance (or stupidity).
     
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    This is a classic! And I just rewatched this clip a couple weeks ago. I think I read that it's the only time in Star Trek that somebody was playing themselves?
     
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    The quote Cook used is ironic in light of Hawking’s statement:

    Of course Hawking’s own statement was self contradictory. He was philosophizing in saying philosophy was dead and that science was the only means we had to gain knowledge. I don’t doubt that Hawking was very learned in physics but he at least at times displayed an arrogance about his knowledge.
     
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    Well that is the end of an era. And on pi day.

    The world is fortunate to have had him with us for as long as we did.
     
  20. Dave245 macrumors 603

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    Actually know it’s science, I can’t belive that anyone would be so disrespectful to post such things.... but then again this is the internet so I shouldn’t be surprised. Stephen Hawking did amazing things, he changed our understanding of the universe for a start, I doubt you can say the same thing because I know I can’t.
     
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    His speech card always reminded me of my Amiga from the 1980s.
     
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    Yeah, sure! It is better to stay under the rock in the rocky mountains instead of trying to understand the universe
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    His death took me by surprise. I mean, it shouldn’t, but it really did.
    The world is incredibly lucky to have had such a brilliant mind for decades, well past his estimated life expectancy.

    Rest in peace, Stephen. Your legacy will live on.
    I will truly miss you, you’ve been such an inspiration and role model.
     
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    Much like your post.
     
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    Did you really read his work, or even his popular science books? He didn't claim he knows anything before Big Bang happened. In fact, he claimed that human has no way to know, and time and space as we know them are undefined before Big Bang since the laws of physics we know might not hold at singularity.

    "Having not read someone else's work, makes wrong assumptions, and claims that person to be arrogant" is the epitome of arrogance (or stupidity).
     

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