I'm sure we are all very grateful for Stephen Hawking's contributions to theoretical physics, such as when he admitted he had been completely wrong in opposing Jacob Bekenstein's idea that black holes could have entropy. But I get a bit skeptical when he is trotted out to make pronouncements on everything from AI to Alien hostility or even Brexit. It seems exactly the kind of argumentum ad verecundiam (argument from authority) that he derided in others when he said There is a fundamental difference between religion, which is based on authority, [and] science, which is based on observation and reason. Has Hawking become his own religion?aardvark_admin wrote:Is Stephen Hawking correct when he says that mankind's only chance of survival is to operate under a unified "world government"?
Big ups for a Matrix quote I define the problem this way:roygbiv wrote:to be more accurate we must define what exactly the problem is, this is a little more chilling especially as this was defined by agent Smith in The Matrix http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0133093/?ref_=nv_sr_1
roygbiv I realized that you're not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with their surrounding environment,
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