RIP Stephen Hawking

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Re: RIP Stephen Hawking

Post by Disciple » Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:52 pm

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Re: RIP Stephen Hawking

Post by Sam Vara » Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:57 pm

Disciple wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:52 pm
RIP

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Re: RIP Stephen Hawking

Post by No_Mind » Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:45 am

From Cambridge University in memory of Stephen Hawking

Professor Stephen Hawking (1942 – 2018). Widely regarded as one of the world’s most brilliant minds, Stephen Hawking, who died this week at the age of 76, was known throughout the world for his contributions to science, his books, his television appearances, his lectures and through biographical films. He leaves three children and three grandchildren. All of us at Cambridge University will miss him greatly.



The comment by Hackerz Webb and replies to it show how much of an inspiration he was to young people.

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Re: RIP Stephen Hawking

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:05 am

I think you're being pedantic



Stephen Hawking talking about Brian Cox.
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Re: RIP Stephen Hawking

Post by Lucas Oliveira » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:30 am

Stephen Hawking's 'breathtaking' final multiverse theory completed two weeks before he died
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/201 ... ultiverse/

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Re: RIP Stephen Hawking

Post by oncereturner » Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:14 am

Lucas Oliveira wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:30 am
Stephen Hawking's 'breathtaking' final multiverse theory completed two weeks before he died
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/201 ... ultiverse/

A View of The Spiritual World
http://www.japaretreats.com/wp-content/ ... -large.jpg


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"Hawking was an honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), a lifetime member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States. "

I think he will be awarded a postumus Nobel prize.
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Re: RIP Stephen Hawking

Post by oncereturner » Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:38 am

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:05 am
I think you're being pedantic



Stephen Hawking talking about Brian Cox.
Thanks venerable, it eases the pain.
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Re: RIP Stephen Hawking

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:27 am

Stephen Hawking's Ashes to be Interred in Westminster Abbey alongside Darwin and Isaac Newton.

Ironic for a well-known Atheist to be honoured by the Christian church in this way.
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Re: RIP Stephen Hawking

Post by mikenz66 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:45 am

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:27 am
Stephen Hawking's Ashes to be Interred in Westminster Abbey alongside Darwin and Isaac Newton.
Newton, Thompson, Rutherford, Dirac, Hawking...
Quite a collection of Physics luminaries there... not sure if I'm missing anyone.

All associated with Cambridge, though Rutherford earned his bachelors and masters degrees in New Zealand.

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Re: RIP Stephen Hawking

Post by Sam Vara » Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:02 am

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:27 am
Stephen Hawking's Ashes to be Interred in Westminster Abbey alongside Darwin and Isaac Newton.

Ironic for a well-known Atheist to be honoured by the Christian church in this way.
It was probably members of the "Establishment" including Theresa May who opted for the Abbey. The C of E is happy to officiate at the send off of anyone of any faith (subject to last wishes or those of relatives) and would also have said the minimum apropriate words over him at the local crematorium.

Very appropriate for him to end up in a black hole, though.

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Re: RIP Stephen Hawking

Post by Virgo » Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:47 pm

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:27 am
Stephen Hawking's Ashes to be Interred in Westminster Abbey alongside Darwin and Isaac Newton.

Ironic for a well-known Atheist to be honoured by the Christian church in this way.
That is a good point. It is ironic, Venerable.

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Re: RIP Stephen Hawking

Post by Lucas Oliveira » Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:28 am

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Re: RIP Stephen Hawking

Post by Kim OHara » Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:04 pm

Sam Vara wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:02 am
Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:27 am
Stephen Hawking's Ashes to be Interred in Westminster Abbey alongside Darwin and Isaac Newton.

Ironic for a well-known Atheist to be honoured by the Christian church in this way.
It was probably members of the "Establishment" including Theresa May who opted for the Abbey. The C of E is happy to officiate at the send off of anyone of any faith (subject to last wishes or those of relatives) and would also have said the minimum apropriate words over him at the local crematorium.

Very appropriate for him to end up in a black hole, though.
Westminster Abbey is the UK's de facto State Mausoleum as well as an Anglican church. There's really no other place of equivalent status for a permanent memorial, as far as I can see, and I doubt that there will be one for a very long time. In each case the questions will be the same: do we show respect for this person's achievements and ignore their religious views if they are atheist, Muslim, Buddhist, etc? Or vice versa?
I know - separation of state and religion and all that, not ideal but ... :shrug:

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Re: RIP Stephen Hawking

Post by Sam Vara » Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:02 am

Kim OHara wrote:
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:04 pm
Sam Vara wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:02 am
Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:27 am
Stephen Hawking's Ashes to be Interred in Westminster Abbey alongside Darwin and Isaac Newton.

Ironic for a well-known Atheist to be honoured by the Christian church in this way.
It was probably members of the "Establishment" including Theresa May who opted for the Abbey. The C of E is happy to officiate at the send off of anyone of any faith (subject to last wishes or those of relatives) and would also have said the minimum apropriate words over him at the local crematorium.

Very appropriate for him to end up in a black hole, though.
Westminster Abbey is the UK's de facto State Mausoleum as well as an Anglican church. There's really no other place of equivalent status for a permanent memorial, as far as I can see, and I doubt that there will be one for a very long time. In each case the questions will be the same: do we show respect for this person's achievements and ignore their religious views if they are atheist, Muslim, Buddhist, etc? Or vice versa?
I know - separation of state and religion and all that, not ideal but ... :shrug:

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There are many other ways of memorialising someone, some of them far higher in public profile than the final resting place. We will probably see university buildings, Cambridge science Chairs, bequests, and films all with "Hawking" somewhere in the title. We don't know whether Hawking's views were ignored; perhaps he was asked where he wanted his ashes to be placed. It would in any case be difficult for an atheist materialist to argue convincingly that it actually matters where some dust goes in the future.

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