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Dr Stephen Hawking... one of the greatest minds of our time, or an over educated, know it all god killer?

Starman 2012/06/10 03:14:33
Dr Stephen Hawking is one of the greatest minds of our time
Hawking is an over educated, know it all, god killer... and here's why...
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I was watching Dr Stephen Hawking's "Into the Universe" on the Discovery Channel again, and was struck by how brilliant he is, and how the discoveries of cosmology and science over the past 400 years have illuminated the structure of the universe.

I have heard others on SH disparage his intellect and his understanding of the universe. Since his understanding is based on the discoveries of Dr Einstein, James Maxwell and all those whose discoveries he followed (standing on the shoulders of giants as Dr Hawking puts it) they seem to be discounting the very basics of the science that makes the modern world possible.

I can understand people without a background in physics and mathematics not fully understanding the concepts Dr Hawking puts forward, but that is not an excuse to discount them. Dr Hawking does such an outstanding job of making the principals accessible without the need to understand the mathematics the underlie them, there is really no excuse to say that they are unintelligible. It is really just a matter of laziness and suborn adherence to ancient myths.

If there are real reasons and explanations for this "alternative view", I'd really like to hear it.

Read More: http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/stephen-hawking/

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  • Lydecho Rain (Лидия) 2012/06/28 16:28:02
    Dr Stephen Hawking is one of the greatest minds of our time
    Lydecho Rain (Лидия)
    +1
    He is very brilliant.
  • ALofRI 2012/06/28 16:27:04
    Dr Stephen Hawking is one of the greatest minds of our time
    ALofRI
    He's not alone among great minds. Albert Einstein said: " I am a deeply religious non- believer....this is a somewhat new kind of religion." He also said: " To take those fools in clerical garb seriously is to show them too much honor!" And Voltaire: " The truths of religion are never so well understood as by those who have lost the power to reason." AND, Thomas Jefferson: " Nature intended me for the tranquil pursuits of SCIENCE, by rendering THEM my "SUPREME LIGHT." Yep, ALL "over educated, know-it-all, GOD killers".
  • 8bitgonemad 2012/06/25 00:58:25
    Dr Stephen Hawking is one of the greatest minds of our time
    8bitgonemad
    +1
    Stephen Hawking is incredible!
  • ehrhornp 2012/06/22 01:13:45
    Dr Stephen Hawking is one of the greatest minds of our time
    ehrhornp
    +2
    And Hawking has admitted that he is a product of socialized medicine. It is lucky to have such a genius. I had expected him to die long ago but he is still going which is amazing. He should be an inspiration for everyone.
  • nenenae 2012/06/19 22:43:00
    Dr Stephen Hawking is one of the greatest minds of our time
    nenenae
    He didnt kill. God for me
  • elijahin24 2012/06/10 17:41:55
    Dr Stephen Hawking is one of the greatest minds of our time
    elijahin24
    +1
    I don't think these options are mutually exclusive. I think you'd have to be a pretty great mind to kill a god.
    Also, why is it that the smartest and most educated people on earth, tend to doubt God?
  • Raymond Allamby 2012/06/10 10:08:53
    Dr Stephen Hawking is one of the greatest minds of our time
    Raymond Allamby
    +1
    you can't kill what never existed.
  • David Lindner 2012/06/10 05:51:43
    Dr Stephen Hawking is one of the greatest minds of our time
    David Lindner
    +2
    hes an atheist but most physicists are.
  • John Galt jr or Ron/jon 2012/06/10 04:52:05
    Dr Stephen Hawking is one of the greatest minds of our time
    John Galt jr or Ron/jon
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  • KarenInKenoshaWisconsin 2012/06/10 04:27:53 (edited)
    Dr Stephen Hawking is one of the greatest minds of our time
    KarenInKenoshaWisconsin
    Stinkin' thinkin' is any unhealthy attitude or dysfunctional (irrational) thought process that trips us up, that doesn't make the world a better place.



    #1. All-or-nothing thinking – A person see people or things in black-or-white categories. If a situation or person falls short of perfect, they may be dismissively seen as a total failure. See "throwing out the baby with the bath water."



    http://psychcentral.com/lib/2...
  • FAWKES' NOOSE ~ ΔTX 2012/06/10 04:14:10
    Dr Stephen Hawking is one of the greatest minds of our time
    FAWKES' NOOSE ~ ΔTX
    +3
    Have you seen this one?

  • Vicereine Killbride 2012/06/10 04:10:39
    Dr Stephen Hawking is one of the greatest minds of our time
    Vicereine Killbride
    Godkiller? Lolwut
  • Vitalani 2012/06/10 03:42:30
    Dr Stephen Hawking is one of the greatest minds of our time
    Vitalani
    +1
    God killer? Lol
  • Charmaine 2012/06/10 03:37:02
    Dr Stephen Hawking is one of the greatest minds of our time
    Charmaine
    +1
    I wish I had his brain!!! I would have graduate number 1 in my class instead of number 5...I am a very competitive student!!!
  • Starman Charmaine 2012/06/10 03:51:21
    Starman
    5th in your class. Excellent! We'll expect great things from you.
  • maybeimalion 2012/06/10 03:33:37
    Dr Stephen Hawking is one of the greatest minds of our time
    maybeimalion
    +1
    Although he has yet to discover what the "ultimate question to life the universe and everything to which the answer is 42" actually is...
  • Starman maybeim... 2012/06/10 03:52:55
    Starman
    +1
    You should watch his series The Grand Design. He comes damn close.
  • maybeim... Starman 2012/06/10 03:54:29
    maybeimalion
    i'll check it out :)

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