5 Great Learning’s from Questions & Answers with Stephen Hawking

5 Great Learning’s from Questions & Answers with Stephen Hawking
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1Existence of God

I don’t claim that God doesn’t exist. God is the name people give to the reason we are here. But I think that reason is the laws of physics rather than someone with whom one can have a personal relationship. An impersonal God. (Source: Time)

2His biggest blunder

I used to think that information was destroyed in black holes. But the AdS/CFT correspondence led me to change my mind. This was my biggest blunder, or at least my biggest blunder in science. (newscientist.com)

3When he turned his disability to strength

My disability has been a help in a way. It has freed me from teaching or sitting on boring committees, and given me more time to think and do research. (Source: elpais)

4Aliens and earth

If aliens visit us, the outcome could be much like when Columbus landed in America, which didn’t turn out well for the Native Americans. Such advanced aliens would perhaps become nomads, looking to conquer and colonize whatever planets they can reach. To my mathematical brain, the numbers alone make thinking about aliens perfectly rational. The real challenge is to work out what aliens might actually be like. (Source: elpais)

5Human behavior

At times I get very lonely because people are afraid to talk to me or don’t wait for me to write a response. I am shy and tongue-tied at times. I find it difficult to talk to people I don’t know.

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