The World's most famous living scientist
January 8, 2002 5:59 PM   Subscribe

The World's most famous living scientist turns 60 today. It's a noteworthy milestone for a brilliant individual.
posted by mrbula (8 comments total)
two steps ahead.

FWIW, I believe this is more important than a dead fat wierdo.
posted by hotdoughnutsnow at 6:41 PM on January 8, 2002

Hey! I love Vic Tayback!
posted by ColdChef at 6:50 PM on January 8, 2002

Wow. Almost 40 years living with ALS. It's amazing he's lived this long; from what I've read about it, those diagnosed usually die within 2 years; a select few live for 10.
posted by Theiform at 7:06 PM on January 8, 2002

A Brief History of Time shaped my childhood...and I still look at the relationship between stars and molecules as an interconnected whole. Bravo, Mr. Hawking, you've made science wonderous yet again.
posted by Benway at 8:23 PM on January 8, 2002

He is a brilliant individual, in the realm of physics.

However, his predictions for the future are kind know.


I mean, altering DNA to prepare for the eventual rebellion of robots?

First, we have to invent quantum computers. THEN, we'll see about preparing for robot revoltion.
posted by trioperative at 8:50 PM on January 8, 2002

I'll be the fall guy to post the obligatory link to MC Hawking.
posted by Modem Ovary at 9:03 PM on January 8, 2002

here's to 60 more!
posted by mcsweetie at 10:52 PM on January 8, 2002

Time for a slightly on-topic Onion link: "Wait a minute," said Hawking, testing out the high-tech infra-vision goggles for the first time. "I see now that the curvature of space-time follows previously unmeasured vectors that I will need to recalibrate in my equations. Also, there appears to be some sort of trouble on the moon."
posted by Yogurt at 6:52 AM on January 9, 2002

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