Pt: 4 The Life and Times of Stephen Hawking | The Optimistic Atheist

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As the eccentric and leading cosmologist and physicist of his time Stephen Hawking believed that he could think in 11 dimensions and that life on Earth is doomed. Clay and Z break down Stephen Hawking’s world views, his notable quotables and many of the theories that he stated before his death.

2001 – Age 59 – The Universe in a Nutshell

Stephen felt that many did not find his first book, A Brief History of Time to be very difficult to read so he wrote another book about the same topic called, The Universe in a Nutshell in 2001 which provided readers with an actual illustrated diagram of cosmologies theories

Stephen Hawking believed that was able to think in 11 dimensions, that time travel was in fact humanly possible. He also believed strongly that humans would soon colonize other planets.

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn’t prevent you doing well, and don’t regret the things it interferes with. Don’t be disabled in spirit as well as physically.” – Stephen Hawking


2003 – Age of 61 – The Nurses who were caring for Stephen Hawking reported their suspicious to the local police department that his new wife Elaine was physically abusing Stephen. Stephen Hawking denied the allegations, so the investigation was called off.

2006 – Age of 64 – Hawking and Elaine filed for divorce.

2007 – Age of 65 – Hawking was provided with an opportunity to experience what it would be like to be weightless while being a passenger within a modified Boeing 727. Pictures of Stephen floating spread all over the world.

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “The zero-G part was wonderful, and the high-G part was no problem. I could have gone on and on. Space, here I come!” – Stephen Hawking

Hawking reached out to Richard Branson and the two agreed that Hawking would be one of the first space tourists.

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “Life on Earth is at the ever-increasing risk of being wiped out by a disaster, such as sudden global warming, nuclear war, a genetically engineered virus or other dangers. I think the human race has no future if it doesn’t go into space. I therefore want to encourage public interest in space.” – Stephen Hawking

2008 – Age 66 – Stephen began to lose his ability to control his thumbs and thus by 2008 he could no longer use the clicker. At this point, his graduate assistant developed a device called “cheek switch.” This device was attached to Stephen’s glasses and it could detect a very low-intensity infrared beam every time that Hawking used his cheek muscle. It was at this time that hawking could write emails, browse the internet, write books and speak using only one muscle. Due to deterioration by 2011 he was down to one or two words per minute.

2010 – Age of 68 – In September 2010, Stephen began to speak out against the concept that God created the universe in his book Grand Design.

In this book, he argued that the Big Bang was inevitable and resulted from physics laws in motion and nothing more.

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “Because there is a law such as gravity, the universe can and will create itself from nothing,” Hawking said. “Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the universe exists, why we exist.”

2011 – Age 69 until Death Stephen reportedly tried to grow closer to his family. He reconciled with Jane who had since remarried and he published five science-themed novels for children with his daughter.  

2014 – Age 74 – The movie about Stephen Hawking’s life and his relationships with Jane Wilde came out in November of 2014 called the ‘The Theory of Everything. ’ The movie covers his early life in school, his courtship of Jane and the gradual deterioration of his physical body as he fights ALS.

2014 – Age 74 – In 2014, Stephen Hawking, spoke out very strongly about the dangers of artificial intelligence.

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “Success in creating AI would be the biggest event in human history. Unfortunately, it might also be the last, unless we learn how to avoid the risks. Artificial intelligence will outsmart financial markets, out-inventing human researchers, out-manipulating human leaders, and developing weapons we cannot even understand.” – Stephen Hawking

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “We cannot know if we will be infinitely helped by AI, or ignored by it and sidelined, or conceivably destroyed by it.” – Stephen Hawking

2015 – Age 73 – During 2015 Hawking appeared at a conference in Sweden where he discussed his newest theories on black holes and what he called the vexing “information paradox.” He explained his belief that once an object enters a black hole it does not disappear. He believed that once an object enters a black hole, the information would be stored in 2D form within an outer boundary known as the “event horizon.” He went on to say that “black holes are not the eternal prisons they were once thought,” and he said that information could possibly be released into another universe.

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Get ready to enter the thrive time show it’s all about you that we bring the best business coach without the bs. However, a truly great among us has passed away. Stephen hawking has passed away and he was a famous cosmetologist. Now did he go? Is he a barber cosmetology school of origin and development of the universe? That’s a hair, cutting at all about stephen hawking by decade ago. I thought you want me to do I’m going to research, the guy and it writes it research. What typical do is I’ll try to buy a book, that’s about the person in canada timeline, their life and to see what’s going on and on stephen hawking. It’s the one who thinks about him. If he’s a brilliant man, who’s been confined by all accounts to a wheelchair, since early thirties I mean the guy at age, 21 got diagnosed with als, he sold it on for the date, 2017 never got out of the wheelchair. During the day. It was just more of like to the table back in the chair, wheelchair scientist physicist cosmologist of his time, and he is a best-selling author now this is this. Is the part that I as an entreprenuer want to dwell on I want abscess on this, because this is powerful by 2 deep thought right there? If we can find you to your new son is going to build for the rest of your life and all you could do was think, and your cranium, as we know, is the largest real big oversized summer off myself to sit in the sauna justified. We went out on the show what I wonder what could come out of that creativity of your brain, just thinking, 24/7 cuz, we know you sleep what you like 37 minutes a day, so can I see this stuff during the day.

This is one thing that my wife is helping with naturally spend more of my time thinking and it’s it’s hard for me to not do that. So for me, like i, think it’s almost like sunday when it ends vanessa will go hi. Okay, it’s for me. I could like, whenever she doesn’t happen very often but she’s out of town or visiting the best business coach family or something or just once a year and 3 days, just reading a book pulled up in a man cave and I won’t talk to anybody. I, don’t miss out on anything. I, don’t feel like I need to go to hobby lobby, not say a word. Anybody go to guitar center and it just kept. That’s my natural states for me to come out of that is actually harder for me, but I couldn’t imagine being in that loop or you just think. This is what’s crazy about this guy is he actually only could communicate first with a clicker? What happened? Was a people heard that he lost the ability to actually speak? People heard that since they thought you know what we heard, that the great stephen hawking is lost, eagle 82 to communicate, h, 53, and so is a gentleman who owns a company called word plus a physicist physicist, stephen king made it and didn’t know it was your steven oaxaca didn’t realize it was stephen hawking that lost the ability communicate. They just heard that great physicist couldn’t communicate anymore, and so they wanted to know. Could you help us and so walter? Who was the ceo of the company time? Walter says yeah yeah we can.

We could do it is in the he asks directly. He said. Is it stephen hawking and the person who was calling on behalf of mr. Hawking said I can’t confirm it because I will get it done for steven pocket. So out of respect for him, a company called word plot, plus developed a technologies in the apple 2 computer, and this device allowed I’m stephen hawking to communicate at a rate of 15 words a minute so I’m going to just for a second simulate that free get in free. So you can get this idea. So, okay, hello, nation, welcome back to the best business coach thrive time show. How weird was that 10 10 words and it felt like forever nose. Like 9 seconds, he wrote a book at the age of 59, a sick book, a best-selling book at the age of 59, using just his cheek muscles cuz. He lost his hands, so he used his cheek muscles in thinking. According to henry, ford is the hardest thing to do there for very few people. So he’s thinking a book into existence out during this time and i. Don’t know if my man is on medication or not, but he started focusing a lot at this age on humans colonizing other planets, and he came to the belief that he as a result of his mind as result of his disability, as a result of his circumstances that he could think in 11, dimensions i, don’t even know what it means. What does that mean? I guess right now is it is it to dimensions I mean? Is it is okay? I can see you and hear you, and down left right has two dimensions I’m just saying 11th, dimension i, don’t know that means so stephen hawking, and this is how it works, and so he’d also declares hey by the way I’m, not a believer in christianity I’m losing my faith by the way I’m leaving my wife. By the way here we Go:i’m stephen, hawking i, buy thinking, 11 dimensions and reading books and here’s what’s crazy. 861, his nurses are taking care of him report that his new wife is physically abusing him in multiple people are saying this and so hawking denies that happen, but he gets a divorce start the process, but gets a divorce shortly thereafter and so stephen hawking. Then after getting a divorce. Besides, you know what I’m going to live it up, so we can get on a 727 at the age of 60.

I’ve looked and it begins to experience weightlessness for the first time he reaches out to richard branson and he says:listen I want to go to space. Servicer richard I want i, want to touch people to help colonize other planets, stephen hawking commenting on being weightless on a 727 boeing simulated space trip. He says:zero g was wonderful. The zero-g part was wonderful in the high g part was no problem. I could have gone on and on space here I come space. He actually reached an agreement with richard branson’s richard branson is trying to make space travel possible as well as elon musk, as well as jeff beezus space. The final frontier cuz I’ve already been to costa rica. So that’s what’s next to me and marshall played professional basketball in costa, rica I mean you really I mean. What’s next I mean seriously, that is the big nickel, the pinnacle. Until then, you’re like okay, that’s what stephen hawking has to say about life on earth on earth. Is that an ever-increasing risk of being wiped out by a disaster such as global warming, nuclear war, genetically-engineered virus or other dangers? I think they’re. Human race has no future if it doesn’t go into space, hhr future singing in the new planet of the apes movies of a good. We went to theater and it was a little divey theater repair like a best business coach dollar or something and just go at 8 for the day, and they paid all five of the old man of the ape movies, justin sequent

and he was like watching I mean we haven’t been watching before netflix we came out and it was moving. It was bright and sunshiny outside to come out of the dark and steven reconciles has a cordial relationship with his ex-wife. The kids start to hang out with their dad again. What’s going to go on a happier note, we come back to life and death and the times of stephen hawking stages of drive time show on the radio. Do you need help growing your business? Take the challenge. That’s right time. The best Business coach program will be any marketing firms prices by 50% schedule. Your free consultation today at thrive time, show.Com all right now tuning in we’re breaking down the, life and times of stephen hawking love him or hate him. He was a very divisive figure for a lot of people, but he was at his route a scientist, a cosmologist somebody infinitely interested in how, the universe works answering the hardest questions that the planet has to solve and see what he’s been confined to a wheelchair as result of als since the age of 27. But yet he became a best-selling author. Is he writing books using only his cheek I have a deep question for you and it ended with a certain instrument playing a violin or fiddle violin, marshall, violin or fiddle violin. Different I like fiddle I’m, going to settle a little more country. I can tell you i! Think that’s a different country, boy and city boy. It’s actually called an indian violin, so you guys are right, but it’s all around the world by steven was thinking about the deeper questions in world. Is it a fiddle? Is it a fiddle and a violin or just black hole, answer key concept of god and the universe in his book called grand design in this book. Er of the argue that the big bang was inevitable and resulted from physical from physic laws in motion and nothing more. He goes on to Say:i’m cooling, stephen hawking.

He says because there is a law such as gravity. The universe can and will create itself from nothing. Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing wide universe exists and why we exist. Let me get this dui marshall business coach, where you can visit. If the ology show we never ever ever go into this kind of topic, but he passed away. I just want to make sure I understand this. So if his first book babe in will get the title of the first dog, the title of the first book, the universe in a nutshell, the universe in a nutshell, advocating a, brief history of time history of time-was written in words in text form. As we get this understand, because people like myself understand, what’s a cosmetologist, you cut hair, then he said you know what I’m going to create an animated version. So we have an illustrated version of the book called the universe in a nutshell that came out in 2001. Then he wrote another book in this is the book he wrote was called the grand, design, the, grand design know if he wasn’t taking a hard stance for agnosticism, he doubles down right. I’ll rise more people now his kids are encouraged to listeners, because I would just encourage you to react to this by watching a movie that came out 2014 that both stephen and his wife contributed to its called the theory of everything I had seen in awhile back, but I wanted to kind of watch it again. I want my wife could not stop weeping as a result of the movie. My reaction to the best business coach movie was very much like their things that I do wrong and if it was in a movie form I think it would look like this. That’s what I thought I thought, probably things that I’ve done wrong, that if it’s meant to his credit, he let it be made, he said no, but he and his wife, his wife said watching. The movie was surreal because she saw the cameras. Actor looks just like him, because I saw myself marrying the 21 year old man and the way they added it. It looks like I was actually there and she said our wedding, and she said it was just.

It was shocking, hurt your husband if he can find a wheelchair, since the age of like 27, okay in 2018 at the age of 78, so she said that she walked up the actor and messed up his hair, and she said that’s how my stephen would do it and she said that it was just. It was almost too painful for her to watch them again. They both got together again. Obviously he has left her for his nurse. I chose to do that at an older age, but they reconciled his wife got back together. Not definitely getting married was more like a. We can be copacetic, we can agree, we can be in the company of each other sure the kids said you know what we really pretty much hated your your mistress because she was physically mean to him is what it when claimed, as well as not a nice person but we’re moving on dad. We bring you back in to try to develop a relationship with his with his daughter and he began to worry about artificial intelligence know. This is the part that is pretty creepy pretty crazy. Oh boy, here we go, he says. Success in creating artificial intelligence would be the biggest event in human history. Unfortunately, it might be the last unless we learn how to avoid the risks:artificial intelligence without smart financial markets out inventing human researchers out, manipulating human leaders and developing weapons. We cannot even understand so i. Give an example. You are. The mosque was part of the paypal mafia that created a cool company called and they in the coding was so complex. Asia share the story with you on the radio. What happened to the coding is so complex that they go before a group of people to raise venture capital and they need like north of $29 in the bcs. Like a cool, are you getting a lot of user signed up to go yeah everyone signing up? It’s awesome. We got this money. New user is a hockey stick and they’re growing in a viral rate, they get the check, elon, peter, teal, reid, hoffman they’re all best business coach talking and not sure how the relationship window how it went.

But this is what happens if you’re talking to go, see haven’t here in the code and every time they were supposed to make like $0.02 per transaction. We lose you for some help losing $0.02 and were scaling, and we literally couldn’t burn if we were shoveling in any one of the guys points out. If we were shoveling $1 bills off of the side of this building, we couldn’t burn through it as fast as we are right now and then the other guy points up. No, no hundreds do you know when you create a monster code. That’s wrong! Z! When you cuz of the person who codes who makes the artificial intelligence is going to put their bias into whatever that is, and that gets dangerous. Do you do agree with hawking on? That means artificial intelligence freak you out or is it cool? Are you worried about this? What do you think dude I watch terminator, you kidding me seriously, I’m, not asking you seriously. Are you worried about it? I think it is something to think of elon and some of the some of the guys smart guys in the world are working to counteract any artificial intelligence that may be coming down the road but yeah I think it’s it’s it’s a real I mean am I going to go. You buy bunch of water and beans and hold up in a in a in a in my garage with a shotgun know, but it’s final talk since the age of 73 in 2015, using the assistance of a machine that read what he was typing using only his cheek muscle. He said because the information paradox you speaking in sweden, he says we discuss this newest best business coach theories on black holes, explained his belief that once an object enters a black hole, it does not disappear. He believed that educators a black hole.

The information would be stored in 2d within an outer boundary known as an event horizon. We went. He went on to say that the black holes are not eternal prisons, that we thought they were black holes are not eternal prisons that we wants. Correct i. Don’t know what to do with that, because it’s not actionable for me. So thomas edison was my kind of inventor who invented practical things that people need it everyday, stephen, hawking question the way the universe works, capstone. Z. You have the floor them to pass the shop and marshall stephen hawking. Ask each one of you:three men in the man cave right now, dissected this man he’s been celebrated, he’s been good he’s been, are you know that mean whatever okay when he died? What was his net worth? You don’t go to google it. So no you’re, not you’re all I know it’s okay, I know you, don’t you google it over there? My guess would be. He didn’t. Have it at work because I give it all that okay, well, okay, but what did he give away? I would think he would give away and that’s how I think his mind would work, but I don’t know if I’m accurate, how much so he was like not a lot couple couple couple:couple million I think that I think the amount that he had earned a part of that. Well, this is a best business coach question I’m going to say:5 million not worth anything, but action and execution is the. What what is the number do? You know the number? Are you just to $29 celebrity net worth reported net worth of 20 million dollars, so many many books, that’s all i, think it total I I was trying to get it’s hard. Sometimes you don’t report the actual dad of whatever you book sales.

There are between 3.6 million I mean I’m just saying it’s kind of like it turns out I’m right if you’re listening, from. Space or having turns out, you were right way. You made a profound impact on the planet. Drivers I encourage you to just do your own research. Yes, you can have. One of my business comes to me about hockey, physical in very shallow


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