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March 16, 2018

Fourteen of My Favourite Stephen Hawking Quotes

  1. I believe alien life is quite common in the universe, although intelligent life is less so. Some say it has yet to appear on planet Earth
  2. People won't have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.
  3. Life would be tragic if it weren't funny.
  4. The past, like the future, is indefinite and exists only as a spectrum of possibilities.
  5. I am just a child who has never grown up. I still keep asking these 'how' and 'why' questions. Occasionally, I find an answer.
  6. We are all now connected by the Internet, like neurons in a giant brain.
  7. We are in danger of destroying ourselves by our greed and stupidity. We cannot remain looking inwards at ourselves on a small and increasingly polluted and overcrowded planet.
  8. There is no unique picture of reality.
  9. I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.
  10. Time travel used to be thought of as just science fiction, but Einstein's general theory of relativity allows for the possibility that we could warp space-time so much that you could go off in a rocket and return before you set out.
  11. If aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America, which didn't turn out well for the Native Americans.
  12. If the rate of expansion one second after the Big Bang had been smaller by even one part in a hundred thousand million million, it would have recollapsed before it reached its present size. On the other hand, if it had been greater by a part in a million, the universe would have expanded too rapidly for stars and planets to form.
  13. We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn't want to meet.
  14. I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for posting there quotes..He was the best of human nature..hope there are more of his kind in our future...


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