When one's expectations are reduced to zero, one really appreciates everything one does have.
期待値がゼロまで下がれば、自分に今あるすべてのことに感謝の念が湧くだろう。- スティーヴン・Ｗ・ホーキングStephen Hawking
The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-18 (visit:853) - Stephen Hawking ignorance knowledge
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? The usual approach of science of constructing a mathematical model cannot answer the questions of why there should be a universe for the model to describe. Why does the universe go to all the bother of existing?Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-18 (visit:715) - Stephen Hawking A Brief History of Time science philosophy
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.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-18 (visit:691) - 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.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-18 (visit:642) - Stephen Hawking universe understand goal
It is all right to make mistakes; nothing is perfect because with perfection, we would not exist.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-18 (visit:720) - Stephen Hawking
Not only does God play dice but... he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.Stephen Hawking physics
I don't think the human race will survive the next thousand years, unless we spread into space.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-18 (visit:556) - Stephen Hawking
I believe the simplest explanation is, there is no God. No one created the universe and no one directs our fate. This leads me to a profound realization that there probably is no heaven and no afterlife either. We have this one life to appreciate the grand design of the universe and for that, I am extremely grateful.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-18 (visit:804) - Stephen Hawking atheism
Stephen William Hawking, CH, CBE, FRS, FRSA (born 8 January 1942) is a British theoretical physicist and author. His significant scientific works to date have been a collaboration with Roger Penrose on theorems on gravitational singularities in the framework of general relativity, and the theoretical prediction that black holes should emit radiation, often called Hawking radiation.
He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a lifetime member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States. Hawking was the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge between 1979 and 2009. Subsequently, he became research director at the university's Centre for Theoretical Cosmology.
Hawking has achieved success with works of popular science in which he discusses his own theories and cosmology in general; his A Brief History of Time stayed on the British Sunday Times best-sellers list for a record-breaking 237 weeks. Hawking has a motor neurone disease related to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a condition that has progressed over the years. He is now almost entirely paralysed and communicates through a speech generating device. He married twice and has three children.