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ToSeek
2002-Jan-11, 02:33 PM
Stephen Hawking turns 60 today (http://uk.news.yahoo.com/020111/80/copu2.html)

It's a minor miracle he's still with us.

GrapesOfWrath
2002-Jan-11, 02:38 PM
I read in the paper a couple days ago that his condition usually is terminal within 4 to 5 years of diagnosis--which, in his case, occurred thirty years ago.

ToSeek
2002-Jan-11, 03:55 PM
On 2002-01-11 09:38, GrapesOfWrath wrote:
I read in the paper a couple days ago that his condition usually is terminal within 4 to 5 years of diagnosis--which, in his case, occurred thirty years ago.


I was thinking that in a few more years he's going to have lived longer than Carl Sagan did.

GrapesOfWrath
2002-Jan-11, 04:11 PM
Hey, he's already lived longer than I have.

Donnie B.
2002-Jan-11, 04:18 PM
Heheh... same here.

I think the guy keeps himself alive by sheer force of will.

GrapesOfWrath
2002-Jan-11, 05:19 PM
If it's just mind over matter, he's the one who should be able to do it.

Kaptain K
2002-Jan-12, 12:32 PM
It's a minor miracle he's still with us.
That is an understatement!
More like a MAJOR miracle.

Argos
2002-Jan-14, 12:18 AM
I salute Dr. Hawking. His sense of humour and courage before the circumstances of life makes think af him as the last stoic. Long live Stephen Hawking!

Code Red
2002-Jan-14, 03:01 PM
I am a strong believer that surviving despite serious illness has a lot to do with the will to live. A lot of people in Hawking's place would have given up and wasted away years ago - he has so much to live for, he's far too busy to pack it all in. And he still has time to lay down some hardcore hip-hip tips too (http://www.mchawking.com/).

Props to the man - I'll crack open a beer for him tonight...

GENIUS'02
2002-Jan-17, 11:15 AM
steven hawkings is an inspiration to everyone he has spent almost half his life in a wheelchair unable to move but his will to live on and find out the reason for the universe and how it occured is just amazing. and all those people who spend their lives moaning that what ever supernatural being is causing them grief cause maybe they lost their job, they should stop and think about Dr steven hawkins, who despite all the odds has lived to this ripe old age whilst being serverely disabled, a true hero.
just my two cents worth. thanks for all the knowledge mr hawkins.

Pi Man
2002-Jun-30, 01:59 AM
I heartilly agree with Kaptain K's statement. I'm always talking about him in my replies on the Bad Astronomy website.

beskeptical
2002-Jun-30, 06:33 AM
Got to see Mr. H. when he came to Seattle last year, took my son. It was so encouraging to see quite a few people outside with signs, "will buy ticket", "need ticket", and the like. I didn't see anyone selling.

It did take him a long time to respond to questions as opposed to the part of the talk he had arranged ahead of time. It made me appreciate just how hard it is for him to communicate considering how well the finished message is.

Blob
2007-Jan-09, 04:07 AM
World renowned British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking wants to go a place he has only theorised about in his long career: space.

Read more (http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Science/2007/01/08/3235859-ap.html)

maryccc
2007-Jan-09, 12:04 PM
World renowned British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking wants to go a place he has only theorised about in his long career: space.

Read more (http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Science/2007/01/08/3235859-ap.html)

Well he's finally getting his chance. Richard Branson of Virgin Records is giving him a seat on his planned space ride.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070108/ap_on_sc/britain_hawking_space_1

suntrack2
2007-Jan-09, 12:34 PM
In today's news paper I have read the thoughts of Respected Stephen Hawking Sir, that very soon they are joining a spce trip. (here in popular daily newspaper). They are looking very much ambitious to visit the space at the age of sixty+.

Best wishes to them.

sunil