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    Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76

    Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76, his family has said.

    The British theoretical physicist was known for his groundbreaking work with black holes and relativity, and was the author of several popular science books including A Brief History of Time.

    His children, Lucy, Robert and Tim, said: "We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today.

    "He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years."

    They praised his "courage and persistence" and said his "brilliance and humour" inspired people across the world.

    "He once said, 'It would not be much of a universe if it wasn't home to the people you love.' We will miss him forever," they said.
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    He truly was a brilliant soul, may he rest in peace...

    I was shocked when I first got the news through one of my college friends. I was like, "Please let this be a hoax," for the first two minutes or so...
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    "And then, raising my lids slowly and looking out from underneath my lashes, i captured him with my eyes"
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    Yes, but he still lived decades more than his original diagnosis predicted, so that is something. 76 is ok-ish age to die.
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    I saw this today and wanted to share it but listen, if the word "ableist" triggers you and makes you want to @ me with nonsense about how SJWs are ruining language, don't because a) you're an idiot and b) this is about honoring Stephen Hawking

    Getting pretty fucking annoyed at all the ableist reporting on Stephen Hawking’s death so like hey uh just a nice little summary of the core of literally every article about Stephen Hawking’s death and the reason why they fucking suck

    Stephen Hawking didn’t achieve the things he did ‘despite’ his disability. He didn’t ‘overcome’ them in order to achieve what he did. He had a physical disability. He did physics. The two aren’t mutually exclusive. Heck, as the fucking ableist mess of an article Buzzfeed posted said, he himself said "My disabilities have not been a significant handicap in my field, which is theoretical physics. Indeed, they have helped me in a way by shielding me from lecturing and administrative work that I would otherwise have been involved in.”

    They also included a quote from another physicist that says “He thinks about the universe differently, due to his physical disability. That enabled him to make discoveries that no one else could make. And he has. They have shaken the foundations of physics.”

    Stephen Hawking and his scientific discoveries weren’t made in spite of his disabilities. His scientific discoveries and the achievements he made happened with his disabilities, and possibly were informed by them, and his disabilities shouldn’t be shunned or seen as something that held him back while his achievements - that he’s literally said weren’t held back by his disability - are celebrated
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    Quote Originally Posted by Merced View Post
    I saw this today and wanted to share it but listen, if the word "ableist" triggers you and makes you want to @ me with nonsense about how SJWs are ruining language, don't because a) you're an idiot and b) this is about honoring Stephen Hawking
    Hawking said (wrote?) himself that his choice to go into theoretical physics turned out to be fortuitous, given his eventual medical condition. Had he chosen a career as an experimentalist or some entirely different occupation, things would have played out differently, though I don't doubt he would have been able to change directions accordingly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Merced View Post
    I saw this today and wanted to share it but listen, if the word "ableist" triggers you and makes you want to @ me with nonsense about how SJWs are ruining language, don't because a) you're an idiot and b) this is about honoring Stephen Hawking
    I don't know what articles you've been reading, every one I have seen today have been glowing tributes to his brilliance.

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    I ran across this while glancing at the comments for an unrelated article. Thought it was hoax. Sad to find out it is not. Hoping my version of heaven is true and that we get to explore the cosmos upon death. That would be spectacular.

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    I owe a great deal to this man. We all owe a lot to to countless scientists out there for the innovations they bring, but Hawking is special in this case for me. The reason is the nature of the universe is something that means quite a lot to me on an emotional and philosophical level. If it were not for his contributions I would have a significantly less rich and detailed view of how the universe functions and ticks. As I get older this nature becomes more and more viscerally important to me. It's a fascinating place with such intricate simplicity. I am so grateful that he has expanded our knowledge of physics in such grand ways.
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    I'm going to see Neil deGrasse Tyson in 2 weeks and I look forward to what he may have to say about Hawking.

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    Interested in whether or not if stephen ends up finding out there is life after death if hes doing some serious calculations now.
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