Hatboy’s log, additional: Hawking

I was saddened to learn this morning of Professor Stephen Hawking‘s death. He was 76 years old.

I don’t understand even a fraction of the things he knew and spoke of, but his was a simply incredible mind. Humanity was richer for his existence, continues to be richer for his contributions, and is now poorer for his departure from this biological state.

Not a bad run, for a man who was given two years to live back in 1963. Guess when you’re the master of time, space, matter, energy,  cosmology, relativity, quantum mechanics and the underlying mathematics of it all, you can make two years go a long way.

It would not be much of a universe if it wasn’t home to the people you love.

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3 Responses to Hatboy’s log, additional: Hawking

  1. stchucky says:

    Today, I wrote two blog posts about giants.

  2. Damn, now I’m saddened too! That’s a pretty amazing lifetime given his condition, but still far too soon. A giant indeed! And what a loss for memes, too! Sorry, I don’t really believe in “too soon” 99% of the time!

  3. Also, “Hatboy’s log”? The less I hear about your logs…any of them…the better!

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