Stephen Hawking has died

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  1. eric strt6

    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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  2. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    JohnE filthy rascist

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    You want a physicist to speak at your funeral. You want the physicist to talk to your grieving family about the conservation of energy, so they will understand that your energy has not died. You want the physicist to remind your sobbing mother about the first law of thermodynamics; that no energy gets created in the universe, and none is destroyed. You want your mother to know that all your energy, every vibration, every Btu of heat, every wave of every particle that was her beloved child remains with her in this world. You want the physicist to tell your weeping father that amid energies of the cosmos, you gave as good as you got.

    And at one point you'd hope that the physicist would step down from the pulpit and walk to your brokenhearted spouse there in the pew and tell him/her that all the photons that ever bounced off your face, all the particles whose paths were interrupted by your smile, by the touch of your hair, hundreds of trillions of particles, have raced off like children, their ways forever changed by you. And as your widow rocks in the arms of a loving family, may the physicist let him/her know that all the photons that bounced from you were gathered in the particle detectors that are her/his eyes, that those photons created within her/him constellations of electromagnetically charged neurons whose energy will go on forever.

    And the physicist will remind the congregation of how much of all our energy is given off as heat. There may be a few fanning themselves with their programs as he says it. And he will tell them that the warmth that flowed through you in life is still here, still part of all that we are, even as we who mourn continue the heat of our own lives.

    And you'll want the physicist to explain to those who loved you that they need not have faith; indeed, they should not have faith. Let them know that they can measure, that scientists have measured precisely the conservation of energy and found it accurate, verifiable and consistent across space and time. You can hope your family will examine the evidence and satisfy themselves that the science is sound and that they'll be comforted to know your energy's still around. According to the law of the conservation of energy, not a bit of you is gone; you're just less orderly...
     
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    I would imagine there is a drawer at his house with a metric fvck-ton of bendy straws in it.
     
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    jackalope Mental acuity - 1%

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    But yeah, it's always a bummer when renowned scienceologists fly off to spend eternal bliss with @FSM . I wonder if the orange Trumpkin even knows who Hawking was?
     
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    stoney Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde

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    The world just got stupider.
     
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    He's in a better place now.

    Just kidding, he would be the first to tell you that there is no God or heaven and that it's a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.

    RIP to one of the greatest minds of my lifetime.
     
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    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    That Star Trek episode with him, Einstein, Newton, etc, was brilliant.
     
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    How long before "Big Bang Theory" has some sort of comment about his passing??
     
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    JohnE filthy rascist

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    I was wondering the same thing. Obama would have made some kind of thoughtful, reverent statement regarding Professor Hawkings passing, but the current guy, well, I am not holding my breath.
     
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    rip.

    I watched the Stephen Hawking movie on Netflix a few weeks ago. Not sure how accurate it is, but it was entertaining. Even with ALS, the move made it look like he still had a great life.
     
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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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