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Wed Mar 14, 2018, 11:18 AM

Obama on Stephen Hawking: 'Have fun out there among the stars'

Source: The Hill




BY REBECCA SAVRANSKY - 03/14/18 11:12 AM EDT

Former President Obama on Wednesday shared a photo with Stephen Hawking to honor the world-renowned physicist and author who died Wednesday at age 76.




Hawking, an Oxford-born cosmologist, was behind groundbreaking discoveries about black holes and general relativity and was regarded one of the most prominent intellectuals of his era.

In 1963, he was diagnosed with ALS, which eventually paralyzed him. He was still able to communicate using a computer that generated speech.

In recent years, he was an outspoken critic of President Trump, calling him out for his rhetoric on the campaign trail and for his environmental policies.

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Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/378350-obama-on-stephen-hawking-have-fun-among-the-stars

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Reply Obama on Stephen Hawking: 'Have fun out there among the stars' (Original post)
DonViejo Mar 2018 OP
ffr Mar 2018 #1
niyad Mar 2018 #2
cilla4progress Mar 2018 #3
sarge43 Mar 2018 #4
errant boy Mar 2018 #25
sarge43 Mar 2018 #28
SWBTATTReg Mar 2018 #5
mcar Mar 2018 #6
riversedge Mar 2018 #7
LineReply .
dalton99a Mar 2018 #8
sarge43 Mar 2018 #10
FailureToCommunicate Mar 2018 #12
keithbvadu2 Mar 2018 #9
SergeStorms Mar 2018 #11
HopeAgain Mar 2018 #13
LakeArenal Mar 2018 #21
BlueStater Mar 2018 #24
Hermit-The-Prog Mar 2018 #29
HopeAgain Mar 2018 #30
flibbitygiblets Mar 2018 #14
cagefreesoylentgreen Mar 2018 #18
calimary Mar 2018 #15
Blue Owl Mar 2018 #16
Pisces Mar 2018 #17
aeromanKC Mar 2018 #19
LakeArenal Mar 2018 #20
Heartstrings Mar 2018 #22
harun Mar 2018 #23
Gothmog Mar 2018 #26
MBS Mar 2018 #27

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 11:19 AM

1. Amazing way with words.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 11:22 AM

2. a lovely send-off!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 11:23 AM

3. He always says

The right thing..

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 11:27 AM

4. As always, class.

Thank you, Mr President for expressing what many of us are feeling today.

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 06:00 PM

25. Beat Me to It

 

Though I was gonna phrase it, "Class, As Always."

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Response to errant boy (Reply #25)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 06:18 PM

28. It's not in him to be anything else but class.

Welcome to DU, errant boy. Enjoy the ride, but keep your arms inside the car.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 11:43 AM

5. Our own president Obama, and not elected by Russia, is a class act all by himself!! NT

A wonderful president, very inclusive and very thoughtful and mindful of the needs and desires of the American people, not the billionaires and millionaires, or Russia...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 11:45 AM

6. Perfect!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:11 PM

7. Very good Pres Obama. very good.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:12 PM

8. .


President Obama presents the Medal of Freedom to physicist Stephen Hawking, August 12, 2009

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:29 PM

10. OK, who started slicing onions? n/t

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 01:35 PM

12. Such real humanity!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:28 PM

9. Stephen Hawkings time travel formula

Stephen Hawking’s reply to The Face magazine when, in 1995, they asked him for an equation for time travel.



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https://inews.co.uk/news/science/this-is-the-equation-stephen-hawking-wanted-on-his-tombstone/


The ‘simple’ equation Stephen Hawking wanted on his tombstone, and what it means

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:31 PM

11. I remember a time when we had a REAL President.

Those were such wonderful days!

What do you think the chances are for Trump saying anything nice about Hawking? Less than zero? He'd probably make fun of the disabling disease Hawking lived with for so many, many years.

Trump isn't aware of anything going on in the universe past the tip of his nose. Hawking.....a mental giant. Trump.....a total zero.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 01:36 PM

13. 'cept Hawkins didn't believe in any kind of after life.

Just sayin'.

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Response to HopeAgain (Reply #13)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 04:28 PM

21. The name is Hawking...

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Response to HopeAgain (Reply #13)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 04:44 PM

24. I didn't really take it as a religious comment.

He was a cosmologist who studied the universe, which obviously consists of stars. It was a classy comment relating to his profession rather than an afterlife.

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Response to HopeAgain (Reply #13)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 07:44 PM

29. electroencephalography

Every thought Hawking had is travelling amongst the stars. Just need a detector to record them.

Now, get busy and make a craft to catch up with the earliest ones. Once you've retrieved all of them -- from yesterday on back -- you can rebuild Mr. Hawking in a new brain. You'll need to make sure that new brain operates like the old one...

See, e.g.,
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/body/memory-hackers.html

Ta-da! Afterlife.

Stephen Hawking kept that wonderful geek hacker's sense of humor to the end -- went out on Pi Day.

(Note he arrived in '42 -- significant number to Hitchhikers -- just so he could teach us about life, the universe, and everything).

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #29)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 08:15 PM

30. interesting

Starting to sound spiritual

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 01:53 PM

14. Meanwhile, not a peep from Drumph, because he has no idea who Hawking is or why it's important

Probably for the best...if tRump ever saw Hawking, he'd probably have just mocked his disability

...especially since Hawking once called tRump a "demagogue". Again, he probably doesn't know what that means (or worse, does know, and is pleased).

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Reply #14)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 02:14 PM

18. Im expecting him to blame the NHS.

Any moment now.

I hope I’m wrong.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 02:05 PM

15. Run with the comets, Dr. Hawking. You can do EVERYTHING now.

Don't rest in peace. Run! Dance! Frolic! Skip! Fly! Jump! Do the boogie woogie til the sun fizzles out!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 02:07 PM

16. Trump: Steven who???

That stupid fuck is a disgrace to the White House.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 02:08 PM

17. Beautiful

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 02:50 PM

19. Posted on another sites Board:

So how crazy (from God?) is the coincidence that Stephen Hawking was born Same day of Galileo's death & died the same day as Einstein's birth (also Pi day of course)

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 03:59 PM

20. We are stardust. 💫✨💫

Thanks for the science of my lifetime.


We are golden. 🌟

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 04:34 PM

22. Only a man with class

would comment something so poetic....

RIP Mr. Hawking.....

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 04:44 PM

23. If you've found a few answers after your passing Mr. Hawking. Please send us a few hints.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 06:04 PM

26. I miss having a real POTUS

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 06:07 PM

27. wonderful.

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