Stephen Hawking (1942-2018)

Roger Penrose writes in the Guardian, providing a scientifically precise summary of Hawking’s accomplishments as a physicist (worth reading in full at the link). Penrose and Hawking collaborated to produce important singularity theorems in general relativity in the late 1960s. Here is a nice BBC feature: A Brief History of Stephen Hawking. The photo above …

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Why Philosophy Matters

There is a lot of debate these days about the value of the Philosophy. Many people doubt it is relevant. A few years ago Stephen Hawking made headlines by telling the audience at a Google conference that Philosophy is dead.Most of us don’t worry about these questions most of the time. But almost all of us must …

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