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Tue Mar 13, 2018, 10:53 PM

Stephen Hawking, modern cosmology's brightest star, dies aged 76

Source: The Guardian

Stephen Hawking, the brightest star in the firmament of science, whose insights shaped modern cosmology and inspired global audiences in the millions, has died aged 76.

His family released a statement in the early hours of Wednesday morning confirming his death at his home in Cambridge.

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.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/mar/14/stephen-hawking-professor-dies-aged-76

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Reply Stephen Hawking, modern cosmology's brightest star, dies aged 76 (Original post)
Stonepounder Mar 2018 OP
SCVDem Mar 2018 #1
calguy Mar 2018 #2
k8conant Mar 2018 #3
Lithos Mar 2018 #4
InAbLuEsTaTe Mar 2018 #5
muriel_volestrangler Mar 2018 #6
BumRushDaShow Mar 2018 #7
hamsterjill Mar 2018 #8
FailureToCommunicate Mar 2018 #9
Ferretherder Mar 2018 #10
tavernier Mar 2018 #11
scarletlib Mar 2018 #12
Calista241 Mar 2018 #13
Liberalagogo Mar 2018 #14
Maxheader Mar 2018 #15

Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 10:55 PM

1. Free at last !

An incredible man who overcame his own body.

Well done sir!

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 10:57 PM

2. I'm happy for him

He was such a courageous man cursed with the disease that crippled his body. Now he is free after contributing so much to humanity. Now he can fly.

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:00 PM

4. He has achieved immortality thru his works

His spirit will continue on.

L-

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:06 PM

5. Nooooo... gonna miss him and his brilliant mind.

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Wed Mar 14, 2018, 03:22 AM

6. K&R (nt)

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 03:43 AM

7. R.I.P.

Was in bed listening to M$NBC's simulcast of Brian Williams' "11th Hour" show on my SiriusXM radio when he announced the breaking news.

There will be others but his loss will be profound in the scientific community.

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Wed Mar 14, 2018, 04:36 AM

8. A loss for mankind.

Thank you, Professor Hawking, for all you did and tried to do. You will be missed.

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Wed Mar 14, 2018, 06:23 AM

9. He thought he didnt have long to live, and he really wanted to...

get as much as he could done in that time.”

A life lesson for all of us.

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Wed Mar 14, 2018, 06:30 AM

10. In a world of growing mistrust in science and academia at large,...

...the loss of perhaps their best and brightest is truly a devastating blow - one more voice of sanity lost in an ever-increasing chorus of insane and baseless arguements against the realities the world now faces and the direction we, as a species, must take to save our planet.

I've been trying to imagine how this news would make me feel for, actually, some years now, and I can say that it makes me even sadder than I imagined I would feel.......this one hurts, a lot.

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Wed Mar 14, 2018, 06:41 AM

11. Neener Neener

I’ll miss him on Big Bang as well. He was almost a regular on the cast a few years back, always up for a joke on himself. His enormous brain contained a very healthy sense of humor as well

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Wed Mar 14, 2018, 06:53 AM

12. A great human being. His work will always be remembered.

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Wed Mar 14, 2018, 07:05 AM

13. RIP

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Wed Mar 14, 2018, 07:58 AM

14. 3.14

 

on Pi Day, no less. RIP

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Wed Mar 14, 2018, 08:18 AM

15. RIP Mr Hawking...

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