Some Hawking’s philosophies that might interest you
The sun has set for Stephen Hawking, a Cambridge cosmologist and one of science’s brightest. He died, at the age of 76, his family said Wednesday.
Among his philosophies is that “While there’s life, there is hope.” Hawking, who suffered from rare cell degenerative, motor neurone disease, which confined him to the wheelchair believed that life is scared and that nobody should take his or her life. However, everyone is at liberty to take their lives.
“The victim should have the right to end his life, if he wants. But I think it would be a great mistake. However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. While there’s life, there is hope.” Hawking had said.
The family statement said Mr. Hawking passed on in the early hours of Wednesday at his home in Cambridge, UK.
“We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today,” said the statement by Mr. Hawking’s children Robert, Lucy and Tim, according to several UK media reports.
“He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years. His courage and persistence with his brilliance and humour inspired people across the world.
“He once said: ‘It would not be much of a universe if it wasn’t home to the people you love.
“We will miss him for ever,” they added.
The scientist was famous for his work with black holes and relativity. He also authored of ‘A Brief History of Time’, a major science series.
Hawking was also a free thinker: “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 realisation 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.” He had said.