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.'"* [more inside]
posted by ericb
on May 16, 2011 -
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
posted by fearfulsymmetry
on May 13, 2010 -
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 -
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 -
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 -