RIP Stephen Hawking

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  1. MacNut macrumors Core

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    It’s amazing what he was able to accomplish in his condition.
     
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    I just heard the news. He was an absolutely amazing man.

    Just think - doctors gave him 2 years to live in 1963, and he got to Pi Day in 2018!

    I will now re-read "A Brief History of Time".
     
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    I read that this is a hoax, or else the story about it being a hoax was a hoax. Not sure.
     
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    Not a hoax.

    Slashdot
    Gizmodo
    NPR
    BBC
    The Guardian

    Major news outlets are confirming this.

    BL.
     
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    And re-watch a particular episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. ;)

    BL.
     
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    Rest In Peace Stephen..

    Now you get to confirm all your theories.
     
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    Just saw this in The Guardian.

    An extraordinary and impressive man.
     
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    The greatest physicist of this generation. A major loss to mankind.
     
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    Now who’s our genius? Oh yeah, that guy. The stable one. We’re $*#ked
     
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    He was brilliant in many ways. May he RIP
     
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    A true thinking person who put no limits on it.
     
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    The greatest mind of our time leaves us far too soon. Thanks for finding the answers that helped me to appreciate life, the universe, and everything more.
     
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    He might even know what the black hole feels like now ;)
    And gets the opportunity to study it even deeper.

    I was no fan of his books though.
     
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    "I feel a great disturbance in the Force" - as if a great ripple in the Time-Space Continuum...

    RIP with the Cosmos...
     
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    Stephen Hawking died on Albert Einstein's birthday. Perhaps somebody born today will be our next great theoretical physicist.
     
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    He was also born on Galileo's death-day (January 8). Interesting.

    I think it's amazing that he was told he had 2 years to live in 1963. Certainly proved them wrong. If his body didn't work well, his mind more than made up for it.

    R.I.P.
     
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    One wonders what he could have accomplished with the full use of his body. A sad day for physics.
     
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    I'd have to disagree with this sentiment. I look at all of what he accomplished without the use of his body and see that he accomplished more than the hundreds of millions of people have or ever will do WITH the full use of their bodies. Additionally, I think that if it weren't for his disability he never would have truly concentrated on his intelligence, his mind, nor his thinking, as it was his disability that gave him focus.

    In short, he turned his negative into his and one of mankind's greatest positives.

    Agreed all around.

    BL.
     
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    He was simply an extraordinary man whose contributions to the world have changed it forever.
     
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    He had a pretty normal lifespan. Considering the physical obstacles he had to overcome to achieve that, it shows impressive willpower in addition to brilliance.

    --Eric
     
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    I believe that God had him live much longer so Stephen can explain to us how the Universe was created and works...

    I just realized that he was supposed to get the only free ride on Virgin Galactic (that's his eye in the logo)... :(
     

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