Remembering Stephen Hawking

One of the most intelligent persons in the history of science has died today at the age of 76. He leaves as a legacy full of memorable quotes that mix philosophy and physics at the same time. Let’s revise some of them…

  • The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.
  • Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
  • My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.
  • Not only does God play dice, but… he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.
  • Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.
  • While physics and mathematics may tell us how the universe began, they are not much use in predicting human behavior because there are far too many equations to solve. I’m no better than anyone else at understanding what makes people tick, particularly women.
  • My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn’t prevent you doing well, and don’t regret the things it interferes with. Don’t be disabled in spirit as well as physically.Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/stephen_hawking

One of the aims of IPAII is being able to distinguish text written for the general public from specialised compositions. But, what about this men? He has been one of the most recognised scientists in the whole world famous for making the Science understandable to everybody. He described himself as an atheist, but isn’t this fact a miracle itself?

Take some time to read some of his articles:

http://www.hawking.org.uk/publications.html

or books:

http://www.hawking.org.uk/publications.html

at the same time you discover other ways of doing Science.

Pay attention to the discourse of his most widely known book of divulgation:

Read some of its sample pages and try to locate all the EST features we have been describing up to this moment in this course.

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