Stephen Hawking RIP

Discussion in 'UK politics, current affairs and news' started by hash tag, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    The radio has just announced that Steven hawking has passed.
    what a giant of a human being. :(
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  2. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  3. Mrs Miggins

    Mrs Miggins Dirty little feet

  4. Celyn

    Celyn Well-Known Member

    Oh dear. I somehow thought of him as a permanent fixture, if you see what I mean.

  5. fishfinger

    fishfinger تپلی

    RIP on Pi Day.
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  6. magneze

    magneze mnemonic beef

    RIP :(
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  7. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. Baroudeur...

    Very sad day, a great visionary has stepped off planet Earth.
    He, his family and carers alongside the NHS have done well to keep him around to continue his work.
    Well done Stephen, you were expected to have been gone at 25 years old.
    Pop into the next dimension and say hi to Carl Sagan.
    RIP. :(
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  8. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt Dyslexic cnut, & all round knob-head.

    Sad loss, on the plus side, he did have a good innings under the circumstances.

    RIP :(
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  9. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow cooking expert and general daft apeth

    RIP - lived his life in full despite the profound difficulties of MND. We don't see many like him. A loss to British science.

    Although there isn't an afterlife, he'll no doubt be arguing with Newton as we speak.
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  10. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby Turnips - big! Swedes - small!

    A loss to world science, a voice that was appreciated as the world careers crazily into pseudo-science and fundamentalists in power.
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  11. NoXion

    NoXion Eat leaden death, demon...

    Feels like the end of an era.
  12. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    Apart from being a scientific genius, don't forget, in his last few months he was taking on the government and hunt particularly, over the health and social care reforms and benefit reforms, saying, amongst other things, the govt. Were trying to privatise the NHS.
  13. PippinTook

    PippinTook Well-Known Member

    Very very sad to read this. He was my hero...if ever there was one.

    “Remember to look up at the stars not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and what makes the universe exist...."

    "And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. It matters that you just don’t give up.”

  14. A true legend. And outlived predictions by about fifty years :cool:
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  15. xenon

    xenon Sacred moche hat combat

    Oh piss. :(

    What a guy. RIP Prof.
  16. kabbes

    kabbes "A top 400 poster"

    He almost ran me over in a corridor once, which is probably still my best brush with celebrity.
  17. 2hats


    He ran over my foot once; it's what he used to do to get your attention. Certainly couldn't have packed much more into that life.
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  18. ruffneck23

    ruffneck23 Well-Known Member

    Just read this , sad news , RIP :(
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  19. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    Sad news. RIP to a true genius of our time. :(
  20. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star


    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Oh no. A friend of mine worked with him, said he was a lovely fella.
    This is terrible news, I just assumed he would last forever.
  22. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Warning: posts may cause vasovagal presyncope

    He reportedly turned down a knighthood. Good man.
  23. ricbake

    ricbake working out how

    Immense mind and must have really struggled physically - an extrodinary life - RIP
  24. Nylock

    Nylock I hate 'these days'...

  25. fucthest8

    fucthest8 Forward ever

    Very different people, but I feel the same way about him that I did about Carl Sagan, science with particular heart and humanity. I'm sure there are plenty of them out there, but they stood out. Feels like quite a gap has been left.
  26. fucthest8

    fucthest8 Forward ever

    Doesn't it.
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  27. fucthest8

    fucthest8 Forward ever

  28. A380

    A380 How do I change this 'custom title' thing then?

    The world is poorer for his passing.
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  29. 2hats


    But far richer for his having been.
  30. fucthest8

    fucthest8 Forward ever

    Despite the fact that he could be a difficult cunt, or more likely because of it :D

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