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Stephen Hawking - top geezer

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Stephen Hawking has died aged 76. he was told he wouldn't live to 25 when he was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease but he said 'fuck that for a game of soldiers" or something similar and lived to 76.

He was not only a top scientist but he had a great sense of humour as well, appearing in the Simpsons and the Big Bang Theory. He calculated England's chances of winning the World Cup in 2014 and came up with the classic line - "As we say in science, England couldn’t hit a cow’s arse with a banjo".

He stood up to the government by refusing a knighthood in protest against a lack of funding for the sciences. He wrote 'A brief history of time', which sold 10m copies, I tried to read it once but my tiny brain couldn't grasp any of it. He invented gravity, which was great because without that we would all be floating around in the sky.

Top geezer, RIP!
 
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I was fascinated with this story this morning. A truly brilliant man in every sense, well unless you were his first wife, as he ran off with his nurse and later divorced, even she stood by him along with his 3 children. He was the sort of bloke that you felt you almost knew, but of course had never met. World famous, a proper superstar not just in Science somehow? I saw the film 'Theory of Everything' which I think he approved, Redmayne won an Oscar I think...it gave a little bit of insight into a world way way beyond my shoebox in a wardrobe in a house in a world of comprehension. Great man RIP.

By the way Jim Bowen also died today. Wonder what they would have talked about?
 
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I was fascinated with this story this morning. A truly brilliant man in every sense, well unless you were his first wife, as he ran off with his nurse and later divorced, even she stood by him along with his 3 children. He was the sort of bloke that you felt you almost knew, but of course had never met. World famous, a proper superstar not just in Science somehow? I saw the film 'Theory of Everything' which I think he approved, Redmayne won an Oscar I think...it gave a little bit of insight into a world way way beyond my shoebox in a wardrobe in a house in a world of comprehension. Great man RIP.

By the way Jim Bowen also died today. Wonder what they would have talked about?
wait you saw a film :eek::eek:
 
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I was fascinated with this story this morning. A truly brilliant man in every sense, well unless you were his first wife, as he ran off with his nurse and later divorced, even she stood by him along with his 3 children. He was the sort of bloke that you felt you almost knew, but of course had never met. World famous, a proper superstar not just in Science somehow? I saw the film 'Theory of Everything' which I think he approved, Redmayne won an Oscar I think...it gave a little bit of insight into a world way way beyond my shoebox in a wardrobe in a house in a world of comprehension. Great man RIP.

By the way Jim Bowen also died today. Wonder what they would have talked about?
Jim would have showed Stephen the Noble Prize and said 'here's what you could have won'.
 
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I'm here a little late to this.
A brilliant mind who helped shape our understanding of the universe.
He also defied doctors by living 50+ years beyond their predicted prognosis

You've probably already read / heard the following
Interesting, & some would say quite fitting, that he passed on Π Day.

Hawking's birth and passing align with the most important names in science.
He was born on January 8, 1942, the 300th anniversary of the death of famed astronomer Galileo.

Hawking passed on March 14, the same day fellow theoretical physicist Albert Einstein was born.

RIP
 
Don Diaz

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We've lost a few recently....Givenchy, he was a fashion bloke, quite a good one apparently. Ken Dodd....now there is an interesting character, I wonder what Professor Hawking would have made of him, and the Diddymen, did they go with him?

Roger Bannister.....still more famous than whoever holds the current record for a running a mile. The. Like who invented the wind up radio - genius for anyone living in Africa or other impoverished area and a real shame Emma Chambers - from Dibley, the slightly dippy girl who married Hugo and di the joke at the end of each episode with Dawn French, the vicar. All gone and all provided much entertaining genius for millions.

RIP
 
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If I was asked to list my most favourite scientists Professor Hawking would be top, the only other one I could name would be Brian Cox and he's a total wanker so he would be at the bottom of my list. Of course there was Einstein, his mum missed a trick and should have called him Frank, he did some science stuff I think. Newton, he was a good science chap I beleive. That's my complete list.

I haven't got a scooby about anything Hawking did, I wouldn't know a black hole from a woolwich football stadium. I trust gravity to keep stuff where it should be and my understanding of the history of time is that an hour ago it was earlier than it is now. I prefer the idea of a big bang to a sky fairy waving a magic wand, but the question remains - what was it that banged and has their been an infinite number of big bangs in an infinite number of universes, and of course what the fuck is infinity? We are fucking lucky that we don't need to understand this stuff, it's like electricity, cars, computers, I don't know how they work either but I use them.

My admiration for Stephen Hawking was not based on his braininess, but his spirit. To be able to defy the medical experts, keep his fantastic sense of humour and be one of the top brainy blokes in science despite the terrible disease he suffered means he is right up at the top of my list of Top Geezers. We don't get many blokes like him, we will miss him.
 
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Lets not forget he was an absolute "lad" too...!!!

Didn't he bin off his Mrs for some chick in a nurses outfit???

"LAAAAADDDDSSSSS"...!!!
 

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