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Vale Stephen Hawking

Post by Airspeed » 14 Mar 2018, 08:25

Sadly, we have lost a highly intelligent member of our race. RIP.

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Post by simondix » 14 Mar 2018, 09:28

Yes sad news. The incredible thing is how his brain power kept him going and outliving his body. I hope he gets his wish and gets his ashes blasted into space.
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Re: Vale Stephen Hawking

Post by FlyTexas » 14 Mar 2018, 10:23

An amazing man. I like what Richard Dawkins wrote about Prof Hawking...

“Silent face, the marble index of a mind forever voyaging through strange seas of thought, alone.” Wordsworth was writing of Newton, but he might have been foreseeing the silent face of Newton’s great successor as Lucasian Professor.

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Re: Vale Stephen Hawking

Post by Paul K » 14 Mar 2018, 11:30

I saw him a couple of times round Cambridge over the past twenty years, in his wheelchair and with someone looking after him. I sometimes wonder if his disability made him focus on his mind, and what he could do with it. A kind of compensation, or a way to bring fulfilment into his life, maybe. In a world where plaudits are cast like confetti, he was the real deal - a man of true genius, a scientist whose work will always be referred to.

On top of all that, he featured on two albums by Pink Floyd ( also famed Cantabrigians ), which is the same number as Syd Barrett. :lol:

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Post by nigelb » 14 Mar 2018, 23:10

What a loss to the world!. Besides a brilliant mind, he also had a great sense of humour RIP Stephen.

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Re: Vale Stephen Hawking

Post by Paul K » 15 Mar 2018, 00:24

FlyTexas wrote:
14 Mar 2018, 10:23
“Silent face, the marble index of a mind forever voyaging through strange seas of thought, alone.” Wordsworth was writing of Newton, but he might have been foreseeing the silent face of Newton’s great successor as Lucasian Professor.
That is just perfect. :thumbsup:
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Post by Kevin Farnell » 15 Mar 2018, 03:50

I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Prof. Stephen Hawking. All of us have been fortunate to spend some of our time on this planet with one of the greatest minds humanity has ever seen.

simondix wrote:
14 Mar 2018, 09:28
I hope he gets his wish and gets his ashes blasted into space.
If this was his wish, I would be surprised if Elon Musk doesn't step up to honour it through his SpaceX programme.

R.I.P. Prof. Hawking

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Re: Vale Stephen Hawking

Post by FlyTexas » 15 Mar 2018, 05:21

Paul K wrote:
15 Mar 2018, 00:24
FlyTexas wrote:
14 Mar 2018, 10:23
“Silent face, the marble index of a mind forever voyaging through strange seas of thought, alone.” Wordsworth was writing of Newton, but he might have been foreseeing the silent face of Newton’s great successor as Lucasian Professor.
That is just perfect. :thumbsup:
It is, isn't it? :agree:

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