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Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking is a famous theoretical physicist and cosmologist. However, sadly, he is best known as the smart dude in a wheelchair who can't move his mouth and has to speak through a machine. Of course, he wasn't always that way. He developed amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a type of motor neurone disease. As he aged, his ALS has worsened. Hawking's computer system attached to his wheelchair is operated by an infra-red 'blink switch' attached to his glasses. The system uses a radio transmission to provide control over doors in his home and office. By crunching his right cheek, he is able to talk, compose speeches and research papers, and browse the World Wide Web. Without the machine, we wouldn't be able to communicate and learn so much from this brilliant person. Read some Stephen Hawking quotes below.


I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image.
All the evidence shows that God was actually quite a gambler, and the universe is a great casino, where dice are thrown, and roulette wheels spin on every occasion.
When one's expectations are reduced to zero, one really appreciates everything one does have.
The whole history of science has been the gradual realization that events do not happen in an arbitrary manner, but that they reflect a certain underlying order, which may or may not be divinely inspired.
I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was able to reason.
Not only does God play dice, but... he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.
To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit.
Even if there is only one possible unified theory, it is just a set of rules and equations. What is it that breathes fire into the equations and makes a universe for them to describe?