Poor guy must have some more medical bills building up.
I think this sad gimp is completely out of the loop on physics. He sounds like he has not been outdoors since 1989 when Carl Sagan was still alive.
1. There was no Big Bang.
2. Einstein was a fraud, womanizer, a proven plagiarist, a lousy mathematician and media perpetuated myth.
3. The speed of light is not a limitation on anything.
4. The universe is controlled primarily by electrical charges, not gravity or "nuclear forces."
5. Nine-tenths of quantum physics is fabricated and useless rubbish.
6. Hawking's reputation will last as long after his death as that of Sagan, Gould, Boaz, Lysenko, Morris or any of the other popular culture performing cranks of this century. About ten minutes.
Vault-Co Prediction : Hawking will never discover or write about anything worth remembering in his entire life.
I feel sorry for him because he is in a wheelchair. Let's not get carried away and extend him credibility for the sake of his infirmity. The guy is just another quack like anybody else touted in the mainstream media. Hint : Anybody they promote will be a fraud.
Check out this crip's ego. The dementia associated with his condition must have kicked in a long time ago. I'll let his words speak for themselves:
"We have discovered that the universe is not eternal and unchanging but started with a big bang 13.7 billion years ago," Professor Hawking said.
"We are now working on the unification of Einstein's general theory of relativity, which governs the large-scale structure of the universe, with quantum theory, the theory of the very small.
"This unification should determine what happened in the big bang and how the universe began.
"The centre will work to develop theories of the universe which are both mathematically consistent and observationally testable.
"It will build on a tradition dating back to Isaac Newton over three centuries ago.
"With luck, it will help answer some of the ultimate questions about the universe and our existence."Oy! A living, itz! The schmucks eat it up! The grant check is in the mail. You may need a co-signer to get it cashed at the liquor store across the street. We'll be holding our breath.
If you look carefully at the glowing endorsement he gets on that heavily edited propaganda outlet Wikipedia, you'll see his background (like Einstein) is a bit "odd." In fact, his "magic powers" seem to fail when he is in an objective setting. Kind of like that famous Clever Hans, the "counting horse" from Germany in the 17th century. It's only during his "oral examinations" that his listeners are seduced by his Svengali-like powers. Given a simple written examination, he failed miserably. Kind of like Einy, who liked to talk about music when mathematicians visited and mathematics when musicians visited. It's all in the delivery, you see.
Hawking doesn't seem to ever have actually accomplished anything at all, ever. He's a Luftmensche. He profits and prospers off of his "reputation" and public performance art. On those few points where his "theories" were clearly defined enough to put to the physical test, once again he was revealed as a sophist and a complete poseur. He's a physics crank, no better or worse than those guys who tour Holiday Inn Convention centers showing off their "perpetual motion" machines. Hawking just went global and pulled in a much bigger haul with his scam.
Remember. THEY CAN'T FIND THE HIGGS BOSON. IT DOESN'T EXIST. THAT MEANS THAT 99% OF EVERYTHING IS MONKEY IN MANPANTS GIBBERISH. IT IS RUBBISH DESIGNED TO SEPARATE YOU FROM THE MONEY IN YOUR WALLET AND NOUGHT ELSE. REAL SCIENCE VANISHED ABOUT FIFTY YEARS AGO WHEN THEIR MARCH THROUGH THE INSTITUTIONS BEGAN.
If you're wondering what all this had to do with Vault-Co, it's just another sign of the overall decline of our civilization that guys like this idiot are celebrated as "geniuses" when James Watson loses his position because he is actually a real genius. I honestly believe most real geniuses are hiding in the fringes nowadays. We've got Somalians getting million dollar educations to teach them how to operate a doorknob with white kids who get perfect scores on their SATs living out of a station wagon. Our society is a train wreck.