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Old 03-14-2018, 01:36 AM   #1
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RIP Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking passes @76

Stephen Hawking dies aged 76 - BBC News
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One smart dude, and I loved his little roles on the Big Bang theory.
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Old 03-14-2018, 07:10 AM   #3
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For a guy given 2 tears to live long ago, he sure proved the doctors wrong. The world will miss his great mind.
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Old 03-14-2018, 07:30 AM   #4
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RIP to a brilliant mind and great man.
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Old 03-14-2018, 10:28 AM   #5
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Wouldn't he object to the RIP aspect, after all he is dead.

Or maybe he just found out he was wrong
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He was a supreme example of the power of human spirit and determination. Dealt a very tough hand yet he not only stayed in the game he amazed.
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Spotted on social media this morning:


"Stephen Hawking was born January 8, 1942, on the 300th anniversary of Galileo's death. He died today, March 14th, on the anniversary of Einstein's birth. Time is circular - no beginning, no end."



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"Stephen Hawking was born January 8, 1942, on the 300th anniversary of Galileo's death. He died today, March 14th, on the anniversary of Einstein's birth. Time is circular - no beginning, no end."



On Pi day.
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One smart dude, and I loved his little roles on the Big Bang theory.
+1. Millions more people know who he is because of him being on that show.
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His legacy lives on in the astrophysics field. I wonder who will succeed him as the next great mind.
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Dr. Hawking also appeared in at least one episode of The Simpsons. He punched out Principal Skinner and drank beer with Homer. How awesome is that?
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He was an inspiration to everyone who has to overcome limitations.
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Dr. Hawking also appeared in at least one episode of The Simpsons. He punched out Principal Skinner and drank beer with Homer. How awesome is that?
And in South Park, he was run over by a train.
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A humanizing tidbit about him.

Apparently if he didn't like someone (he is only human after all) he had a habit of running over their toes with his wheelchair...
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He was also on Star Trek: Next Generation.
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The irony of him dying on Pi day just seems appropriate for such a great scientist. It is amazing he lived as long as he did, given the medical issues he had. He certainly persevered over the physical limitations.
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He demonstrated his sharp wit on the HBO show Last Week Tonight with comedian Jon Oliver.

Professor Stephen Hawking's most cutting insult deserves a Nobel prize | Metro News

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During an appearance on Last Week Tonight with Jon Oliver, the host asked Hawking: ‘You have stated that you believe that there could be an infinite number of parallel universes. Does that mean there is a universe out there where I am smarter than you?’ To which, Prof Hawking hit back: ‘Yes. And also a universe where you are funny.’
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The irony of him dying on Pi day just seems appropriate for such a great scientist. It is amazing he lived as long as he did, given the medical issues he had. He certainly persevered over the physical limitations.

Born on the anniversary of Galileoís death, and died on Einsteinís birthday.
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Old cosmologists never die...

... they just disappear beyond the event horizon.

Thank you, Professor Hawking.
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... I wonder who will succeed him as the next great mind.
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