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RIP Stephen Hawking: 3/14/2018 05:12:57


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Stephen Hawking, a great, very intelligent man, who contributed magnificent volumes on knowledge to the astrophysics community, has passed away, aged 76. It is a very unfortunate loss, and I'm deeply saddened by this, as I assume most will be.

RIP Hawking, thanks for your life's work and great enthusiasm for the work you've done.

Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43396008
RIP Stephen Hawking: 3/14/2018 05:45:38


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Many people die at twenty five and aren't buried until they are seventy five.

Mister Hawking managed to live for more then twenty five years. This is to the man's credit.
RIP Stephen Hawking: 3/14/2018 06:30:57

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RIP. We rationalists will miss him.
RIP Stephen Hawking: 3/14/2018 19:35:21


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Go away you plague^
RIP Stephen Hawking: 3/15/2018 05:08:20


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>embracing stupidity
Tabby I am disappoint

I can't be bothered to look up his beliefs but pop scientists are generally overrated celebrities.
RIP Stephen Hawking: 3/15/2018 06:36:37


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At least he's put out of his misery
RIP Stephen Hawking: 3/15/2018 06:52:03


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He was eagerly awaiting death
RIP Stephen Hawking: 3/19/2018 03:18:19


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He was eagerly awaiting death


You know this how?

As far as him being a "pop" scientist, Hawking was more than that, having done work on the nature of black holes. Pop in this case simply means popular. His claims on that front began with the publication of A Brief History of Time. You might want to read his book, or learn something of his accomplishments before you are so dismissive of the man.

http://www.fisica.net/relatividade/stephen_hawking_a_brief_history_of_time.pdf
RIP Stephen Hawking: 3/20/2018 00:50:40


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>wheelchair bound
>can only communicate through eye movement
>public figure
>70s

He was eagerly awaiting death.

I simply said pop scientists are overrated. Stephan Hawking got too much coverage for his "accomplishments" because he was an atheist liberal and his conclusions didn't challenge the progressive worldview. And you look at "scientists" like Bill Nye and Neil Degrasse Tyson who are insufferable propagandists.
RIP Stephen Hawking: 3/20/2018 03:00:07


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Bill Nye is a guy with an engineering degree, who had a television program.

Stephan Hawking was the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge university for 30 years. The majority of that time he was paralyzed. He did a hell of a lot of work for a man who was eagerly awaiting death. But do please continue to claim that he was eagerly awaiting death. If makes me smile.
RIP Stephen Hawking: 3/22/2018 01:07:26


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I doubt he was awaiting death so much in his 40s but you get to be in your 70s and be in his condition and death becomes appealing. Plus as an atheist I assume he believed death is "like a dreamless sleep" to quote Socrates, which would make it more appealing.
RIP Stephen Hawking: 3/22/2018 01:23:53

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^This is probably true.

One key issue with rational thinkers is that we tend to be extremely lonely. The more one thinks the less one belongs to the world. If we lose our intellectualism we won't know what to do. Maybe feed some cats and go travelling? I don't know.

By the way I have lost all hope for humanity as a species. The future belongs to robots and no amount of "AI Alignment" idiocy can stop that. Our lot is that of mental uploading and transhumanism. Those who do not merge with the machines will be like ants.

Edited 3/22/2018 01:28:05
RIP Stephen Hawking: 3/22/2018 02:25:06


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>he hasn't merged with the machines yet

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