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#4410466 - 03/14/18 05:01 AM Stephen Hawking was 76  
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Stephen Hawking dies aged 76

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World renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76.

He died peacefully in his home in Cambridge in the early hours of Wednesday, his family said.

He was known for his work with black holes and relativity, and wrote several popular science books including A Brief History of Time.

"We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today," his children said.

At the age of 22 Stephen Hawking was given only a few years to live after being diagnosed with a rare form of motor neurone disease.

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#4410468 - 03/14/18 05:17 AM Re: Stephen Hawking was 76 [Re: F4UDash4]  
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We've lost one of our most important humans.

Not sure there will be another like him for hundreds of years.

#4410469 - 03/14/18 05:19 AM Re: Stephen Hawking was 76 [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Huge loss for humanity, R.I.P.

#4410473 - 03/14/18 05:32 AM Re: Stephen Hawking was 76 [Re: F4UDash4]  
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A man who overcame insurmountable odds to become one of the great minds of this century. He will be sorely missed.

R.I.P.


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#4410475 - 03/14/18 05:45 AM Re: Stephen Hawking was 76 [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Oh my frown

I wish him that he gets to know everything about the universe now. That's certainly what he would have liked.

#4410477 - 03/14/18 06:02 AM Re: Stephen Hawking was 76 [Re: F4UDash4]  
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A tragedy beyond words. Sure, he was 76 and many don't get that far, but his life was worth many ordinary lives. His brilliance will be sorely missed. Somehow I always thought of him as a last-ditch back-stop for humanity. He could see things hidden from us.

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#4410480 - 03/14/18 08:01 AM Re: Stephen Hawking was 76 [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Sad day for all of humanity, he had a remarkably long life having ALS, many don't last as long as he did.

My wife's oldest childhood friend was diagnosed with it last year and watching her deteriorate is heart breaking, she is 61, her birthday was yesterday, she has been told that she has a couple of years left at most. Her son being a doctor is searching for anything that can help and she is going on a gene therapy trial soon. Last week she took delivery of a motorised chair to help her get around as she cannot walk any more. My wife goes round every Thursday to help her. Her husband is a very keen cyclist and competes in road races all over Europe as does her son and he does very well at it too now they, the son and daughter have this hanging over their heads and are unsure whether to get tested for the condition or not as if it comes out positive then bang goes their future in a lot of ways, they both have children too, the youngest one is only two weeks old.


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#4410486 - 03/14/18 09:09 AM Re: Stephen Hawking was 76 [Re: F4UDash4]  
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3.14, leave it to him to die on Pi day. RIP.

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RIP

It really is amazing how long he lived with ALS.


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#4410505 - 03/14/18 11:43 AM Re: Stephen Hawking was 76 [Re: F4UDash4]  
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We have lost a great thinker.


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#4410506 - 03/14/18 11:53 AM Re: Stephen Hawking was 76 [Re: F4UDash4]  
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#4410508 - 03/14/18 11:59 AM Re: Stephen Hawking was 76 [Re: F4UDash4]  
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A sad day for the Astro Physicist community and Mankind as a whole.

A great thinker indeed and a great sense of humour too.

RIP

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#4410511 - 03/14/18 12:10 PM Re: Stephen Hawking was 76 [Re: DaBBQ]  
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Originally Posted by DaBBQ
3.14, leave it to him to die on Pi day. RIP.


It's also Albert Einstein's birthday.!

His book, A Brief History of Time, got a lot of folks including me interested in the cosmos.

RIP Prof Hawking

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I think I first heard of him on Star Trek TNG, playing poker with Data and famous physicists. Classic scene.
The man clearly had a sense of humor.



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#4410548 - 03/14/18 04:42 PM Re: Stephen Hawking was 76 [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Godspeed, sir.

We will miss your intellect, your wit, and the unique addition you gave to the local Christmas caroling group.


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#4412212 - 03/22/18 03:39 PM Re: Stephen Hawking was 76 [Re: Alicatt]  
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Originally Posted by Alicatt
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Sad day for all of humanity, he had a remarkably long life having ALS, many don't last as long as he did.

My wife's oldest childhood friend was diagnosed with it last year and watching her deteriorate is heart breaking, she is 61, her birthday was yesterday, she has been told that she has a couple of years left at most. Her son being a doctor is searching for anything that can help and she is going on a gene therapy trial soon. Last week she took delivery of a motorised chair to help her get around as she cannot walk any more. My wife goes round every Thursday to help her. Her husband is a very keen cyclist and competes in road races all over Europe as does her son and he does very well at it too now they, the son and daughter have this hanging over their heads and are unsure whether to get tested for the condition or not as if it comes out positive then bang goes their future in a lot of ways, they both have children too, the youngest one is only two weeks old.


We got more news today.

My wife's friend's sister has it too and it is heredity, 8 children and 14 grandchildren have tested positive for it. The friend starts in the first round of gene therapy trials this summer and her sister who hasn't developed any symptoms yet starts in the second round of tests to see if it can be prevented.


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