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    And now for something completely different- Stephen Hawking

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by GingerCoffee, Jan 30, 2014.

    Different from the controversial threads that is.

    I'm watching a special on Stephen Hawking right now and already I'm finding it absolutely fascinating. It's about his life, not just his scientific work.

    http://www.space.com/24455-stephen-hawking-pbs-documentary-wednesday.html

    I saw him when he came to Seattle. I took my son. There were people outside with signs begging for tickets, offering money. For a man whose stardom revolves around science, that was incredibly uplifting.
     
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    That must have been an amazing experience. Did you get a chance to talk to him?
     
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    It was absolutely amazing. I jumped at the chance to go.

    But no, meeting him was not possible. It was an eye opener in that respect. It takes him a considerable amount of time to compose what he then speaks. He took a few questions from the audience after the lecture but it took many minutes for him to compose the answers. His movement is so incredibly limited, you'd not know it to hear his talks.

    Reminds me of that novel the guy wrote with eye blinks, "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"
     

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