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Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking

The son of a physician, Steven Hawking wanted to initially major in Mathematics, though his father would have preferred he follow in his footsteps. Mathematics wasn't offered by University College, so he majored in Physics instead. After graduation, Hawking went to Cambridge to study and do research in Cosmology, a relatively new field at the time. There, he earned his Ph.D. and earned a …

Date of Birth: January 08, 1942


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"When one's expectations are reduced to zero, one really appreciates everything one does have" Stephen Hawking
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"I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was able to reason" Stephen Hawking
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"We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special." Stephen Hawking
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"It matters if you just don't give up." Stephen Hawking
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"The old paradox: Can God make a stone so heavy that he can´t lift it?" Stephen Hawking
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"Even if there is only one possible unified theory, it is just a set of rules and equations. What is it that breathes fire into the equations and makes a universe for them to describe?" Stephen Hawking
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"My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all." Stephen Hawking
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"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." Stephen Hawking
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"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." Stephen Hawking
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"It is not clear that intelligence has any long-term survival value" Stephen Hawking
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"If we find the answer [the unified theory], it would be the ultimate triumph of human reason -- for we would know the mind of God."" Stephen Hawking
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"Someone told me that each equation I included in the book would halve the sales." Stephen Hawking
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"I put a lot of effort into writing A Briefer History at a time when I was critically ill with pneumonia because I think that it's important for scientists to explain their work, particularly in cosmology. This now answers many questions once asked of religion." Stephen Hawking
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"Most sets of values would give rise to universes that, although they might be very beautiful, would contain no one able to wonder at that beauty." Stephen Hawking
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"Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change." Stephen Hawking
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"Not only does God play dice, but... he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen." Stephen Hawking
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"The whole history of science has been the gradual realization that events do not happen in an arbitrary manner, but that they reflect a certain underlying order, which may or may not be divinely inspired." Stephen Hawking
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"However, one cannot really argue with a mathematical theorem." Stephen Hawking
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"All the evidence shows that God was actually quite a gambler, and the universe is a great casino, where dice are thrown, and roulette wheels spin on every occasion" Stephen Hawking
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"To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit." Stephen Hawking
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"It matters if you just don't give up" Stephen Hawking
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