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Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:53 PM

BREAKING NEWS: Professor Stephen Hawking is dead at 76

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Source: Daily Mail

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

In a statement Professor Hawking's children, Lucy, Robert and Tim said: '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.'





Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5498269/Professor-Stephen-Hawking-dead-76.html

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Reply BREAKING NEWS: Professor Stephen Hawking is dead at 76 (Original post)
elleng Mar 2018 OP
Docreed2003 Mar 2018 #1
msongs Mar 2018 #2
lostnfound Mar 2018 #3
Archae Mar 2018 #4
burrowowl Mar 2018 #5
Moostache Mar 2018 #6
MFM008 Mar 2018 #7
LenaBaby61 Mar 2018 #8
shanny Mar 2018 #9
Permanut Mar 2018 #10
SFnomad Mar 2018 #11
briv1016 Mar 2018 #12
SFnomad Mar 2018 #14
jberryhill Mar 2018 #25
SFnomad Mar 2018 #37
yuiyoshida Mar 2018 #13
gay texan Mar 2018 #15
Yavin4 Mar 2018 #16
elleng Mar 2018 #17
Binkie The Clown Mar 2018 #18
Bayard Mar 2018 #19
dalton99a Mar 2018 #24
babylonsister Mar 2018 #20
Kablooie Mar 2018 #21
lapfog_1 Mar 2018 #26
Kablooie Mar 2018 #28
C Moon Mar 2018 #32
dalton99a Mar 2018 #22
ffr Mar 2018 #23
SergeStorms Mar 2018 #27
Demonaut Mar 2018 #29
LisaM Mar 2018 #30
C Moon Mar 2018 #31
Honeycombe8 Mar 2018 #33
Hugin Mar 2018 #34
Granny M Mar 2018 #35
Matilda Mar 2018 #36
muriel_volestrangler Mar 2018 #38

Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:55 PM

1. ....

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:55 PM

2. stand your ground and persevere against all odds. sad news for us all nt

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:57 PM

3. A full life and an extraordinary person

Thereís something there to be celebrated.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:58 PM

4. We never did get the warp drive he promised...

Seriously, he was one of the great thinkers of our age and he lived a long life despite his terrible illness.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:58 PM

5. RIP

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:58 PM

6. A great loss to all humanity...

Sad news for us all to absorb.

RIP Stephen, Live well lived.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:02 AM

7. Now he knows

ALL.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:03 AM

8. RIP Dear Sir ...



Your physical pain exists no more ...

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:06 AM

9. oh crap

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:06 AM

10. One of the giants..

right up there with Newton, Galileo, Sagan, Copernicus, Kepler, Brahe, and most likely Tyson. A hall of fame for geniuses. Almost as smart as Trump.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:07 AM

11. Who is Sheldon going to play Words with Friends with now? n/t

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:09 AM

12. Really? 7 minutes before Pi Day?

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Response to briv1016 (Reply #12)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:11 AM

14. Being that he lived in the UK, depending on when he passed, it could have been ON Pi Day

And looking at the Wikipedia entry, it's listing his passing on 14 March 2018 ... who knows how accurate that is right now.

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Response to SFnomad (Reply #14)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:51 AM

25. Its not accurate

Even if you are correct, that would be 3 14 instead of 3 1415926535.....

And donít think Iím being irrational.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #25)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 02:59 AM

37. Looks like it is accurate

I've seen another obituary that states he passed early morning Wednesday ... so it would be on Pi Day.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:09 AM

13. HE was a GIANT

and a great mind.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:12 AM

15. I will miss him terribly

ďFor millions of years, mankind lived just like the animals. Then something happened which unleashed the power of our imagination. We learned to talk and we learned to listen. Speech has allowed the communication of ideas, enabling human beings to work together to build the impossible. Mankind's greatest achievements have come about by talking, and its greatest failures by not talking. It doesn't have to be like this. Our greatest hopes could become reality in the future. With the technology at our disposal, the possibilities are unbounded. All we need to do is make sure we keep talking.Ē

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:18 AM

16. Yet Trump still lives

There is no God.

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #16)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:21 AM

17. whether or not trump lives.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:26 AM

18. Oh no! That really makes me sad. nt

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:28 AM

19. A great loss

Brilliant, funny, and a terrific role model.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #19)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:48 AM

24. +1. When Stephen Hawking had to buy a Penthouse subscription:

http://www.nytimes.com/1997/02/16/weekinreview/what-a-physicist-finds-obscene.html

STEPHEN HAWKING has never been known as a particularly prudish man. Once, about 20 years ago, he agreed to give his fellow physicist Kip Thorne a one-year subscription to Penthouse magazine if a certain black hole, believed to be lurking in the constellation Cygnus, turned out to really exist.

In 1990, Dr. Hawking rolled into Dr. Thorne's office in his wheelchair and conceded the bet. Whether the black hole was unequivocally real remained unproven. But Dr. Hawking believed that the indirect evidence had become overwhelming.


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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:34 AM

20. RIP One great guy who made an

enormous difference.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:39 AM

21. Very sad but 76 was a remarkable run.

I saw him in person a couple of years ago at Cal Tech.

He started his talk about black holes by showing a bizarre clip from Disney's The Black Hole with figures in hoods walking around on catwalks. He said we don't know what it's actually like inside a black hole but it's unlikely to be this.

Afterwards a young girl who also had ALS came by to see him.
I was standing a few feet away.
He replied to her after a wait of about a minute, "I'm very glad to meet you."

A truly remarkable person in so many ways.

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #21)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:52 AM

26. I once saw Richard Feynman give a lecture

and always wanted to see Stephen Hawking as well.

Sigh.

RIP.

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Response to lapfog_1 (Reply #26)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:53 AM

28. Feynman died way too young.

He had enough energy to live to 110.

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #21)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:59 AM

32. +1

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:44 AM

22. R.I.P. to a great and amazing human being.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:48 AM

23. The life and wisdom he gave us was a gift.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:52 AM

27. Rest in peace.

A great, great man with an incredible mind. The world is worse place in his absence.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:56 AM

29. ....

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:56 AM

30. Died on 3.14.2018.

At least the way we do dates here.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:57 AM

31. Yes. This makes me feel hollow inside. R.I.P.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 01:01 AM

33. I will miss seeing and hearing him in the media. A huge loss for the world.

He accomplished so much. That he did it when faced with the obstacles he faced is remarkable. An extraordinary person. What a loss.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 02:10 AM

34. Yes, it would be a very empty Universe...

Without those we love.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 02:42 AM

35. He was an incredible man.

What a life he lived in the face of such adversity. I will miss him. Rest in peace, Professor Hawking.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 02:55 AM

36. 14th March - Einstein's birthday.

Must be something special about that date.

R.I.P., Professor.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 04:21 AM

38. Locking - duplicate thread

of https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142012803 (that thread was seconds earlier - it has a lower number in the URL, and an ordering of LBN by start time also shows that, or the 'Latest Threads' listing).

Please continue discussion there. Thanks.

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