>  "I regard the brain as a computer. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark."

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Stephen Hawking
#1 2018-03-14 09:52:19

 "I regard the brain as a computer. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark."

Discuss.

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He died at 1.59am
#2 2018-03-14 10:01:48

Re:  "I regard the brain as a computer. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark."

Stephen Hawking's death converges with Pi Day, Einstein's birthday.

Almost immediately after news broke Wednesday morning about Hawking's death, people on social media were making the connection to Pi Day and Einstein. Some speculated that Hawking may have planned the coincidence.

Read more: https://buff.ly/2Deudn2

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#3 2018-03-14 13:41:12

Re:  "I regard the brain as a computer. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark."

Tash?

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#4 2018-03-14 13:54:30

Re:  "I regard the brain as a computer. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark."

Hawking was fuqed over by the gods. He didn't disbelieve any more than any other professed atheist disbelieves.

The profession of disbelief is a way of spitting in the face of a god who hurt him, a god he really believed in.

AND HE CERTAINLY BELIEVES NOW.

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anon user #2.1
#5 2018-03-14 14:07:16

Re:  "I regard the brain as a computer. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark."

It's interesting to me that people as smart as Hawking could confidently say there are no gods or afterlife. Usually wisdom also comes with realizing there is much you do not know.  Sure it seems like a result of a human need but for all we know even broken down computers still live somewhere in time....

Anyway Fairwell Stephen Hawking.  Afterlife or not I'm sure humanity will remember you well for some time.

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anon user #2.1
#6 2018-03-14 14:09:39

Re:  "I regard the brain as a computer. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark."

Also speaking of being afraid of the dark, I think also that it is a human need to have everything explained.  In the same way some might be afraid to admit that there are things they do not know and indeed might not ever be able to know.

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#7 2018-03-14 14:17:27

Re:  "I regard the brain as a computer. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark."

He died at 1.59am wrote:

Stephen Hawking's death converges with Pi Day, Einstein's birthday.

Almost immediately after news broke Wednesday morning about Hawking's death, people on social media were making the connection to Pi Day and Einstein. Some speculated that Hawking may have planned the coincidence.

Read more: https://buff.ly/2Deudn2

Good article.

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