Stephen Hawking on 'road to recovery'

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    I hope he's ok...it would be such a shame to lose a mind such as his.
     
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    "Hawking's A Brief History of Time is the most unread book in the history of literature."

    How very true. Many have purchased the book over the years - yet very few have read it, or even know much of Hawking and his graceful attempts to delve into the workings of the universe. They know the general popular culture rendition of Hawking as "brilliant" and the fact he has resided in the confines of a wheelchair for many years makes his story give off a certain romanticized tragedy - all of which actually diminish the man and his work.

    Hawking is no Einstein - his theories have not shaken the foundations of the sciences to the core, nor has he managed the worlwide celebrity of Albert, but in his own way, Hawking is the superior human being - a man given a soon to be realized death sentence over 40 years ago - the same year he met his wife, a devoted Christian whose influence upon Hawking the man, and scientist, is indelible.

    Like Einstein before him, Hawking's work dances coyly amidst the possibilities of a god. Where Einstein whispered of some pre-formed cosmic order of design, Hawking deftly paints a story of a universe in search of meaning and purpose, wherein each of us plays our own part - both great and small - and it is that purposeful search that one hears Hawking's own whisperings of possible Divinity.

    When Hawking leaves this earth, to join Einstein in the process of transformative energy, it will sadden me to know too few actually took the time to learn of this human being. They shall read the already prepared press releases that regurgitate the myth, nothing more, and so much less.

    Nice to see we will have just a bit longer to enjoy Stephen...
     

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