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Stephen Hawking

Despite suffering from a neurodegenerative disease that has made it impossible for him to communicate without a voice synthesizer or to move around without a wheelchair, Hawking is one of the world's top theoretical physicists. While most experts in his field are little known outside the scientific community, Hawking has taken pains to make his work accessible to the layperson and, in so doing, has become a household name. What is the title of his bestselling book on cosmology? More...
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Hawking has achieved the great goal of made science and physic more accessible and more interesting for a large number of people by his best-seller 'A Brief History of Time'.
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Carl Sagan, Stephen Hawking, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye and Brian Cox have all brought science and physics to the public in ways that others have not.
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Hawking is a living legend, no doubt about it!

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At Google's Zeitgeist Conference in 2011, Hawking said that "philosophy is dead." He believes philosophers "have not kept up with modern developments in science" and that scientists "have become the bearers of the torch of discovery in our quest for knowledge." He said that philosophical problems can be answered by science, particularly new scientific theories which "lead us to a new and very different picture of the universe and our place in it".[289]

Unfortunately, I agree with his statement "Philosophy is dead", but I'm not so sure that science can answer philosophical problems, nor should it.
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I have been following Stephen Hawking for years and had the privilege of seeing him in Pasadena when I lived in Los Angeles. I saw the movie about home and it was done in good taste. I just completed reading. A Brief Time In History and actually understood most of it. He is the longest living person I know with this disease of ALS.
Happy Birthday to you, Professor Hawking.
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I definitely loved The Theory of Everything. His thoughts and history were very portrayed in a tasteful manner. Happy Birthday, Mr. Hawking!
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great mind
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One of the greatest and most intelligent men alive today...
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He lives a heroic and tragic life.
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"A Brief History of Time."
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