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Thirty Errol Morris movies that can be streamed

Inside, please find a list of twenty-eight movies, TV episodes, and short subjects by Errol Morris and two movies about Errol Morris, all of which can be streamed, along with some short descriptions of their content. [more inside]
posted by Going To Maine on Apr 23, 2014 - 27 comments

Everybody Talks About The Weather...

From I Fucking Love Science: "In a paper posted online this week Professor Stephen Hawking claimed that black holes do not exist - at least, not as we currently understand them. He claims that the traditional notion of a black hole's "event horizon" from which nothing can escape, even light, is incompatible with quantum physics. If so, physicists will have to redefine black holes entirely." [more inside]
posted by runcibleshaw on Jan 27, 2014 - 44 comments

Might you be the plaything of Descartes’ evil demon?

How You Know You Are Not a Brain In a Vat [PDF] [more inside]
posted by not_the_water on Jun 25, 2013 - 104 comments

Heaven's Not on His Mind

Famous physicist Stephen Hawking calls the notion of heaven a "fairy story" in an interview with The Guardian newspaper published today. He made the comment in response to a question about his fears of death.
"'I have lived with the prospect of an early death for the last 49 years. I'm not afraid of death, but I'm in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first,' he told the newspaper. 'I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people who are afraid of the dark.'"*
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posted by ericb on May 16, 2011 - 496 comments

The Grand Design

An excerpt from Stephen Hawking's and Leonard Mlodinow's new book The Grand Design.
posted by lauratheexplorer on Sep 10, 2010 - 86 comments

Arresting aliens

Larry King questions Stephen Hawking's recent argument - that we should not try to talk to aliens - and other matters extraterrestrial with the physicist Michio Kaku, Seth Shostak of SETI, the science fiction writer and astronomer David Brin and the actor Dan Aykroyd (1, 2, 3) (Previous, previous)
posted by fearfulsymmetry on May 13, 2010 - 120 comments

Stephen Hawking is afraid of one thing: aliens.

Stephen Hawking thinks that talking to aliens is a bad idea. [more inside]
posted by Night_owl on Apr 25, 2010 - 132 comments

I may be mentally disabled as well but, if so, I am too far gone to realize.

Pink Terror by Mike Barzman. Shot on a Phantom High Speed Camera with Stephen Hawking commentary. Barz Art has stills (JPG) and audio (MP3) that can be downloaded. Phantom camera previously mentioned here: High Speed Slow Motion Video Gallery.
posted by stringbean on Mar 5, 2010 - 10 comments

The Poetry of Reality

New Symphony of Science song! (Via). [more inside]
posted by Lobster Garden on Mar 3, 2010 - 11 comments

Carl Sagan and Stephen Hawking lay it out, in song

A still more glorious dawn awaits
Not a sunrise, but a galaxy rise
A morning filled with 400 billion suns
The rising of the milky way
posted by Earl the Polliwog on Sep 24, 2009 - 33 comments

Sources: Personal Opinion.

We need to get Stephen Hawking an AskMe membership. Stephen Hawking asks the Yahoo public how the human race is going to survive. Yahoo staff are excited. But the answers? Well, let's just say that there may be more utility in eating tweens after the nuclear apocalypse than listening to their ideas. To balance the stupid, Hawking has several of his lectures online. And there's great stuff on PBS's Stephen Hawking's Universe (though it's aimed at providing a basic understanding of astrophysics). Or, for a more animated view MC Hawking's (sometimes clumsy) "What We Need More of Is Science. (Previous mefi hawking here, here [where he seems to be answering his later question], here [where he presents another view on how humans will survive], and here.)
posted by klangklangston on Jul 7, 2006 - 56 comments

Online Audio Recordings: UC Berkeley Lectures and Events

Online Audio Recordings: UC Berkeley Lectures and Events Including speeches by James Baldwin, Walter Blum, Malcolm X, and Noam Chomsky, to name a few.
posted by RobertLoch on Apr 13, 2002 - 13 comments

The World's most famous living scientist

The World's most famous living scientist turns 60 today. It's a noteworthy milestone for a brilliant individual.
posted by mrbula on Jan 8, 2002 - 9 comments

Humans Doomed Without Space Colonies.

Humans Doomed Without Space Colonies. The human race is likely to be wiped out by a doomsday virus before this millennium is out unless it starts to colonize space, top British scientist Stephen Hawking warned on Tuesday.
posted by stbalbach on Oct 16, 2001 - 31 comments

Are machines

Are machines going to take over our planet? Stephen Hawking sure thinks so. Is he just making a fuss about nothing?
posted by yevge on Sep 4, 2001 - 30 comments

Stephen Hawking to get English accent

Stephen Hawking to get English accent "Prof Hawking dislikes the American accent of his electronic voice that's transmitted from the computerised machine fixed to his wheelchair." The award for bizarre pullquote: "I have some nice English accents on my Macintosh -- Mr Vickram Crishna"
posted by mgtrott on Apr 17, 2001 - 24 comments

MC Hawking in da ho-use!

MC Hawking in da ho-use! Damn straight! You don't know Da Good Doctor till you get his phat beats in your ass. Or something. Check out the MP3s, yo, and move while you groove to the discography, news and pictures. Wicked science by day, masta gansta rapper by night. Byatch.
posted by dan_of_brainlog on Sep 8, 2000 - 9 comments

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