Friday, January 8, 2010

Meandering in theory . . .

Today is the birthday of Stephen William Hawking (born 8 January 1942), theoretical physicist.

"Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change." - Stephen Hawking

"For millions of years, mankind lived just like the animals. Then something happened which unleashed the power of our imagination. We learned to talk and we learned to listen. Speech has allowed the communication of ideas, enabling human beings to work together to build the impossible. Mankind's greatest achievements have come about by talking, and its greatest failures by not talking. It doesn't have to be like this. Our greatest hopes could become reality in the future. With the technology at our disposal, the possibilities are unbounded. All we need to do is make sure we keep talking." - Stephen Hawking

"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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