The prominent British theoretical physicist Steven Hawking died today at the age of 76. In a brief retrospection of the enormous scientific heritage behind it, we present some of the most important phrases of the cosmologist.
1 “We are simply an advanced species of monkeys on an insignificant planet of a very modest star. But we can perceive the Universe. This makes us particularly important. ”
2 “If aliens were visiting us, the result would be the same as when Columbus discovered America, which was not a good progression for the natives. We just have to look at ourselves to see how an intelligent form of life can evolve into something we would not want to know. ”
3 “The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, but the illusion of knowledge.”
4 “First, remember to look up the stars and not down, at your feet. Second, never stop working. Your work gives meaning and purpose to your life, without your life being empty. Third, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember that it is there and do not throw it away. ”
5 “My advice to other people with mobility problems would be: concentrate on things that your difficulty does not prevent you from doing well, and do not regret the things that this difficulty affects you. Do not be a disabled person in the spirit, as you are physically. ”
6 “The next time someone complains that you have made a mistake, tell him that maybe this is good. For without the imperfections, neither you nor I would have existed. ”
7 “My goal is simple. It is the complete understanding of the Universe, because it is the way it is and why it exists. “