RIP Stephen Hawking

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RIP Stephen Hawking

Post by bodom » Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:34 am

A great mind.

Stephen Hawking dies aged 76
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43396008

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Re: RIP Stephen Hawking

Post by SarathW » Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:47 am

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Re: RIP Stephen Hawking

Post by No_Mind » Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:55 am

RIP :candle: :candle: :candle:







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Re: RIP Stephen Hawking

Post by manas » Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:51 am

His body could not move, but his mind could encompass so much. I really enjoyed his book, 'A Brief History of Time', which opened my mind to new possibilities. Vale, Stephen Hawking. May he journey on well.
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Re: RIP Stephen Hawking

Post by Pseudobabble » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:09 pm

A great pity, he was a legend. Those who don't think he was any good should refrain from posting in this thread.
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Re: RIP Stephen Hawking

Post by bodom » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:27 pm

Just realized he died in England on March 14th 3.14 Pi day! Also Einstein's birthday. What a coincidence!

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To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

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With no struggling, no thinking,
the mind, still,
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Attached to nothing, letting go:
Know that this is the way
to allay all stress.

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Re: RIP Stephen Hawking

Post by DNS » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:11 pm

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I haven't read his books, but of course have heard a lot about him and also saw the movie about his life, great, brilliant mind.

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Re: RIP Stephen Hawking

Post by Modus.Ponens » Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:23 pm

chownah wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:44 pm
dylanj wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:50 am
I don't think we should praise him because he was famous & well-liked & is now dead.
I think you should not praise him if you see nothing to praise in him. Other people find things to praise about him and this thread is a place where they have come to remember him and to mention those things which they find praiseworthy. No one is forcing anyone to come here and praise anyone......Your comments being made at the time of his death when people want to remember him are made at the wrong time and in the wrong place. I think you should delete your posts in this thread or have them deleted.

You can start a thread discussing who is praiseworthy if you want but you are out of line to make your posts here.
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Indeed.

He was a great physicist and a deeply inspiring person. I read several of his books a long time ago. I wish him the best, wherever he is.

He said the first lines in this famous Pink Floyd music:

"For millions of years mankind lived just like the animals
Then something happenend which unleashed the power of our imagination
We learned to talk"


"He turns his mind away from those phenomena and, having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.' " - Jhana Sutta

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Re: RIP Stephen Hawking

Post by dharmacorps » Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:25 pm

Undoubtedly a brilliant scientist who continued a fruitful life despite his health conditions, which is what I respect about him.

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Re: RIP Stephen Hawking

Post by Dhammarakkhito » Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:50 pm

this would be a great opportunity, instead of calling for others to be banned, to tell those who dont know about the merits of mr stephen hawking. of course he was not buddhist or pure in the threefold training and that does not disqualify him from being worth remembering, but a substantiated claim that he not only held but actively promoted wrong view has been leveled in this thread. when someone dies, instead of just saying rip, it will be better to talk about the person and what they knew right and wrong and learn from their experience.
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Re: RIP Stephen Hawking

Post by oncereturner » Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:51 pm

He was one of the greatest mind of of the 21 th century. Not sure he travelled to space before his death. He said we have maybe 100 years after earth is destroyed by wars and environmental destruction.

Math and logical thinking made his mind very clear. A brilliant genius.

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Re: RIP Stephen Hawking

Post by Sam Vara » Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:35 pm

oncereturner wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:51 pm
He was one of the greatest mind of of the 21 th century. Not sure he travelled to space before his death.
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Unfortunately, he never made it into space. The nearest he got to it was this two-hour flight in a special plane which produces weightlessness:

https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn ... o-gravity/

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Re: RIP Stephen Hawking

Post by cappuccino » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:32 pm

oncereturner wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:51 pm
He said we have maybe 100 years after earth is destroyed by wars and environmental destruction.
A few years for China.

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Re: RIP Stephen Hawking

Post by retrofuturist » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:37 pm

Greetings,

I have split several comments off into a new topic... Critiquing the life of Stephen Hawking.

Please reflect on which topic is most appropriate for your comments.

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Re: RIP Stephen Hawking

Post by aflatun » Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:58 pm

Motor neuron disease is a horrible condition that devastates most people, and he not only endured it, and endured it longer than most (as most forms put you out of your misery quite fast) but managed to have a productive life while doing so. I think most people would fail to do the same, so its hard to exaggerate how worthy of respect that is. May he fare well!
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