Goodbye, Dr. Hawking

‘Goodbye, Dr. Hawking. Thank you for sharing your beautiful mind with this pale blue dot.’ – Planetary Society 

I have boggled my brain with scholarly articles on the M-Theory this morning in honor of such a great mind, and let me just say, my mind is certainly not wired that way!

While his particular wisdom may be quite beyond me, his intellect, in general, holds my utmost respect, as it should any other curious souls.

I suppose he knows now if all his religious theories were correct. (Or he doesn’t.)

“Before we understand science, it is natural to believe that God created the universe. But now science offers a more convincing explanation. What I meant by ‘we would know the mind of God’ is, we would know everything that God would know, if there were a God, which there isn’t. I’m an atheist.”

In an interview, Hawking rejected the notion of life beyond death and emphasised the need to fulfil our potential on Earth by making good use of our lives. In answer to a question on how we should live, he said, simply: “We should seek the greatest value of our action.”

In a dismissal that underlines his firm rejection of religious comforts, Britain’s most eminent scientist said there was nothing beyond the moment when the brain flickers for the final time.


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