Today was one of those days where so much seemed to be happening, but one of the most important events was the thousands of students here in the U.S. who walked out of school to protest gun violence. These kids are all to be admired and I pray they don’t give up. Thank you Militant Negro for posting this.
Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images
In what has to be one of the most surreal coincidences, world-renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking has passed away on not only the same day that Albert Einstein was born, but also the same day we honor Pi. And then there’s the fact that he was born on the 300th anniversary of Galileo’s death. So maybe this is proof that time is circular. Whatever you want to make of this, he was an incredible genius who overcame tremendous personal hardship and contributed so much to the mathematical and scientific communities. He will be missed. Here are a few of my favorite quotes.
The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.
Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
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.
The whole history of science has been the gradual realization that events do not happen in an arbitrary manner, but that they reflect a certain underlying order, which may or may not be divinely inspired.