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14-03-2018, 03:53   #1
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R.I.P Stephen Hawking

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.

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“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 for ever.”

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14-03-2018, 03:55   #2
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Incredible man. RIP
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One of a kind mind. RIP.
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Presumed he was much younger. Feck.


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Very sad news, the man was a legend

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Here is a man who was dealt a horrible hand at life. Despite that, he refused to let it control him and made the absolute most of his life. As someone with a disability, he inspired me. As a nerd, his writings intrigued me.

A brilliant mind who lasted longer than anyone could have imagined. A great loss. Rest well.
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RIP.
Inspirational figure in so many ways.
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Such an incredible figure with a vastly powerful mind. RIP
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A great mind who'll be remembered for the way he overcame incredible adversity to live his life and exercise his talents to the fullest.RIP.
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Such an incredible man, may he rest in peace.

Always found it so crazy that the guy who had probably the most brilliant brain in the world ended up with the rest of his body being basically useless. It's like God saying, no one can have it all, there's a trade-off for everything. or something. It's just way too much of a coincidence to not be significant IMO.

I probably wouldn't understand most of his work, but enjoyed his Bang Theory cameos and also think we should give serious consideration to his warnings about AI and technology taking over.
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14-03-2018, 05:21   #12
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Ah poor oul' Stephen. A great man. We'll never know what he would have contributed if he had had his full health.




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A terrible disease what with the slowly wasting away. My friend had told me that he wasn't too bad until he got his first wheelchair. The brakes weren't very good on it.....Doctors said he went downhill very quickly after that

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What a loss to the scientific community, and the world as a whole.
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Great loss indeed.

Pity he never did stand-up....





Oh, never mind.....
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14-03-2018, 06:16   #15
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Sad to hear this, he really managed to reach a huge world wide audience. RIP.
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