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Stephen Hawking

Post by sfpcc » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:04 am

I just found out Stephen Hawking died through The CBC. However, CNN, MSNBC, and Fox are going on about a special election in Pennsylvania. This is kind of strange.



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Re: Stephen Hawking

Post by sfpcc » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:10 am

ABC Overnight just mentioned it at 3:09 AM (EDT.)



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Re: Stephen Hawking

Post by audiophile » Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:38 am

He didn't believe in God. There is nothing to report.


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Re: Stephen Hawking

Post by TC Talks » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:15 am

audiophile wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:38 am
He didn't believe in God. There is nothing to report.
Interesting perspective from someone who claims to live the life of faith.

He died on Pi day, and the day of Galileo's death. It was on the front page of every major paper.

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Re: Stephen Hawking

Post by Vic Doucette » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:58 pm

Scratch a pious gasbag ...


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Re: Stephen Hawking

Post by sfpcc » Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:45 pm

He died on Pi day, and the day of Galileo's death. It was on the front page of every major paper.

I hate to be a smart ass but actually he was born on the 300th anniversary of Galileo death,( January 8 1942.)



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Re: Stephen Hawking

Post by TC Talks » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:29 pm

Thank you for the correction!

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Re: Stephen Hawking

Post by Plate Cap » Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:30 am

Stephen Hawking wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:15 am

“I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.”
I find it interesting that nearly without exception the people I know with the highest level of technical understanding are often the strongest atheists. I think it comes down to them simply not believing anything they cannot technically explain. I feel sorry for them in this and other regards. There is an order to life and the world that I don't feel are an infinite series of random occurances.

Jethro Tull put it well:

And He who made kittens put snakes in the grass,
He's a lover of life, but a player of pawns


We'll all find out, individually, soon enough. I think I know.


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Re: Stephen Hawking

Post by Vic Doucette » Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:39 pm

Nobody, least of all me, knows. That's why it's called faith, not fact.

I could be wrong about every one of my beliefs about religion, spirituality, the afterlife, etc. I think it's all superstitious horse pucky, but I may have it all wrong.

At least I am willing to admit it.


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Re: Stephen Hawking

Post by In The Bleachers » Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:35 pm

Plate Cap wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:30 am
I find it interesting that nearly without exception the people I know with the highest level of technical understanding are often the strongest atheists. I think it comes down to them simply not believing anything they cannot technically explain. I feel sorry for them in this and other regards. There is an order to life and the world that I don't feel are an infinite series of random occurances.
Well, I've always felt there has to be something or someone of a supernatural nature keeping an order to life.
This will sound silly to most, but I often ponder the universe, and infinity. Something that, like you said, can not be technically explained.
I'll never grasp the concept of the universe never ending.
Which means I will always feel there just has to be a supreme being of some sort with their hand involved in this.
A Creator. Call it God. Call it whatever.


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