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Reflections on the Influence of Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking recently passed away after living a remarkably full life in spite of being stricken by Lou Gehrig’s Disease at an early age. He was one of the most influential people of his time, not because of his condition, but because of his mind. 1,239 more words

Philosophy

"The Universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose"*...

Albert Einstein said that the “most incomprehensible thing about the Universe is that it¬†is¬†comprehensible.” He was right to be astonished. Human brains evolved to be adaptable, but our underlying neural architecture has barely changed since our ancestors roamed the savannah and coped with the challenges that life on it presented.

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Joseph Rotblat

10th january 2012, 4.30-5.00pm, on bbc radio 4
joseph rotblat (presented by matthew parris, with professor lord martin rees and professor kit hill) (in the great lives series) 11 more words