RIP Stephen Hawking

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    His voice will live on...
     
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    One of the greatest human beings/scientists to have ever lived. RIP Mr Hawking. You will be missed.
     
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    His scientific performance was overstated by the media.
    He was their scientific pop star due to his excellent life management despite his bitter illness.

    I dignify him for his life management, not for his scientific insights.
     
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    "Among the myriad other scientific investigations pursued by Hawking over the years are the study of quantum cosmology, cosmic inflation, helium production in anisotropic Big Bang universes, "large N" cosmology, the density matrix of the universe, the topology and structure of the universe, baby universes, Yang-Mills instantons and the S matrix, anti-de Sitter space, quantum entanglement and entropy, the nature of space and time and the arrow of time, spacetime foam, string theory, supergravity, Euclidean quantum gravity, the gravitational Hamiltonian, the Brans-Dicke and Hoyle-Narlikar theories of gravitation, gravitational radiation, holography, time symmetry and wormholes."
     
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    Have never read his works, but I will. One of those things on my to do list. It has been a privilege to live at the same time as he.
     
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    Only time and more scientific investigation will decide whether his many
    theories will be confirmed, but his speculations about time and space are
    valuable contributions to science. He was always intriguing.
     
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    Yes I agree.
    But till now no one of his ideas could be confirmed so we have to valuate them as science fiction only.
    Nobody suggested him for Nobel price.
    Therefore I cannot dignify him.
     
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    See what is meant by 'the ugly German' now? Humiliating and having the last word, as usual.
     
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    Please keep in mind the topic of this thread.
     
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    I have to say that the various obituaries written by his fellow scientists about this great man would tend to disagree with your view Berthold.
    You do like to dangle a contentious view just like an angler does with a piece of bait on a fishing line and see who you catch for an argument!
    David
     
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    No, all his followers with no scientific education especially the journalist don't understand what Hawkins is talking about.
    The professionals know what he meant. But they could only find his personal statements about his view. Not a single one could be certified. He just postulated a radiation typ by a black loch, but nobody could verify the existence of that radiation. That is no reason to bless him.
    That was the main reason not to recommend the Nobel price for him.

    Albert Einstein developed a theory and predicted al lot of details which has to follow his theory. All Details could be confirmed one after the other.
    That is the big difference between Hawkins and Einstein.

    Albert Einstein was a genius, but Hawkins only was beside a lot of others a theoretical physicist but with pop star elements.

    The media blow up his Statement to an impressive science fiction and by that they uplifted him to a pop star.
    He himself liked to be a pop star and therefor he accelerated this movement. So he became the richest physicist in the world.
    Over all he did very good job in his life with his handicap. My sincere gratulation.
     
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    The Gay World too shows gratitude to this man, who used his influence as renown scientist as well as his popularity to revert a tragic injustice, helping not only Alan Turing to a posthumous pardon, but all other men in similar situation in the UK. Most countries of the world still fail to acknowledge this.
    from pinknews.co.uk,

    "In 2012, Hawking called on the government to pardon gay war hero Alan Turing, who was convicted of ‘gross indecency’ in 1952 after having sex with a man.

    Turing was chemically castrated, barred from working for GCHQ, and took his own life at 41-years-old.

    In an open letter, Hawking called Turing “one of the most brilliant mathematicians of the modern era” and urged then-Prime Minister David Cameron to “forgive this British hero, to whom we owe so much as a nation, and whose pioneering contribution to computer sciences remains relevant even today.”

    A year later, the Queen granted Turing a posthumous pardon.

    And last year, the British Government issued a pardon for men convicted of having sex with other men.

    The pardon affected around 49,000 men convicted under the law."

    So, we too owe him much. Hopefully this may serve as an example to other scientists, men and women, to speak up for Human Rights and justice.
     
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    Berthold,

    We must be reading very different reviews of Hawkings life!

    David
     
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    David, do You only read the reviews from his Cambridge fellows and the honor of Your city administration about Hawking?
     
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    "One of Hawking’s most important finds was “Hawkings Radiation,” the theory that black holes are not completely black after all, but emit radiations that ultimately cause them to disappear. The issue is, the technology needed to observe this radiation will take years and cost millions before Hawking’s theory can ever be verified."

    Yes, but it is pure speculation whether his theory can be verified at sometime and whether there is a technology available to verify it or his theory is just wrong and it is just science fiction.
     
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    Berthold has no ability to adapt to change...he has no intelligence...just anger and he is fraught with scientific jealousy
     

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