Stephen Hawking Quotes & Wallpapers

Stephen Hawking
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When something is made idiot proof, they will just make better idiots. Stephen Hawking

So great a contribution to physics was Two New Sciences that scholars have long maintained that the book anticipated Isaac Newton's laws of motion. Stephen Hawking

What is important is that we have the ability to create. Stephen Hawking

Our population and our use of the finite resources of planet Earth are growing exponentially, along with our technical ability to change the environment for good or ill. But our genetic code still carries the selfish and aggressive instincts that were of survival advantage in the past. It will be difficult enough to avoid disaster in the next hundred years, let alone the next thousand or million. Our only chance of long term survival, is not to remain inward looking on planet Earth, but to spread out into space. Stephen Hawking

A theory is a good theory if it satisfies two requirements: it must accurately describe a large class of observations on the basis of a model that contains only a few arbitrary elements, and it must make definite predictions about the results of future observations. Stephen Hawking

Any physical theory is always provisional, in the sense that it is only a hypothesis: you can never prove it. No matter how many times the results of experiments agree with some theory, you can never be sure that the next time the result will not contradict the theory. Stephen Hawking

All the evidence shows that God was actually quite a gambler, and the universe is a great casino, where dice are thrown, and roulette wheels spin on every occasion. Over a large number of bets, the odds even out and we can make predictions; that's why casino owners are so rich. But over a very small number of rolls of the dice, the uncertainty principle is very important. Stephen Hawking

Real science can be far stranger than science fiction and much more satisfying. Stephen Hawking

Of course it is possible that UFO's really do contain aliens as many people believe, and the government is hushing it up Stephen Hawking

This required abandoning the idea that there is a universal quantity called time that all clocks measure. Instead, everyone would have his own personal time. The clocks of two people would agree if they were at rest with respect to each other but not if they were moving. This has been confirmed by a number of experiments, including one in which an extremely accurate timepiece was flown around the world and then compared with one that had stayed in place. If you wanted to live longer, you could keep flying to the east so the speed of the plane added to the earth Stephen Hawking

Don't be disabled in spirit as well as physically. Stephen Hawking

Scientific discovery may not be better than sex, but the satisfaction lasts longer. Stephen Hawking

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

When I was first diagnosed with ALS, I was given two years to live. Now 45 years later, I am doing pretty well. Stephen Hawking

A model is a good model if first it interprets a wide range of observations in terms of a simple and elegant model, and second if the model makes definite predictions that can be tested, and possibly falsified, by observation. Stephen Hawking

Science is beautiful when it makes simple explanations of phenomena or connections between different observations. Stephen Hawking

One can't prove that God doesn't exist, but science makes God unnecessary. The laws of physics can explain the universe without the need for a creator. Stephen Hawking

You may see a cup of tea fall off a table and break into pieces on the floor... But you will never see the cup gather itself back together and jump back on the table. The increase of disorder, or entropy, is what distinguishes the past from the future, giving a direction to time. Stephen Hawking

But a machine that was powerful enough to accelerate particles to the grand unification energy would have to be as big as the Solar System - and would be unlikely to be funded in the present economic climate. Stephen Hawking

If I knew what was going to happen in ten years I would do it now. I just follow my nose. Stephen Hawking

Chaos, when left alone, tends to multiply. Stephen Hawking

So Einstein was wrong when he said, God does not play dice. Consideration of black holes suggests, not only that God does play dice, but that he sometimes confuses us by throwing them where they can't be seen. Stephen Hawking

I used to think that information was destroyed in black holes. But the AdS/CFT correspondence led me to change my mind. This was my biggest blunder, or at least my biggest blunder in science. Stephen Hawking

Maybe that is our mistake: maybe there are no particle positions and velocities, but only waves. It is just that we try to fit the waves to our preconceived ideas of positions and velocities.The resulting mismatch is the cause of the apparent unpredictability. Stephen Hawking

To show this diagram properly, I would really need a four dimensional screen. However, because of government cuts, we could manage to provide only a two dimensional screen. Stephen Hawking

thus, in a sense, we are all doomed. even if we stay away from black holes Stephen Hawking

I hope I have helped to raise the profile of science and to show that physics is not a mystery but can be understood by ordinary people. Stephen Hawking

We think that life develops spontaneously on Earth, so it must be possible for life to develop on suitable planets elsewhere in the universe. But we don't know the probability that a planet develops life. Stephen Hawking

According to 'M' theory, ours is not the only universe. Instead, 'M' theory predicts that a great many universes were created out of nothing. Stephen Hawking

Philosophers have not kept up with modern developments in science. Particularly physics. Stephen Hawking

Exploration by real people inspires us. Stephen Hawking

There could be shadow galaxies, shadow stars, and even shadow people. Stephen Hawking

What was God doing before the divine creation? Stephen Hawking

I had not expected 'A Brief History of Time' to be a best seller. Stephen Hawking

There is nothing bigger or older than the universe. Stephen Hawking

Up until the 1920s, everyone thought the universe was essentially static and unchanging in time. Stephen Hawking

My father was a research scientist in tropical medicine, so I always assumed I would be a scientist, too. I felt that medicine was too vague and inexact, so I chose physics. Stephen Hawking

What I have done is to show that it is possible for the way the universe began to be determined by the laws of science. In that case, it would not be necessary to appeal to God to decide how the universe began. This doesn't prove that there is no God, only that God is not necessary. Stephen Hawking

Time and space are finite in extent, but they don't have any boundary or edge. They would be like the surface of the earth, but with two more dimensions. Stephen Hawking

You cannot understand the glories of the universe without believing there is some Supreme Power behind it. Stephen Hawking

there is no prescribed route to follow to arrive at a new idea. You have to make the intuitive leap. But the difference is that once you've made the intuitive leap you have to justify it by filling in the intermediate steps. N my case, it often happens that I have an idea, but then I try to fill in the intermediate steps and find that they don't work, so I have to give it up. Stephen Hawking

The lesson of the book is that the universe is governed by the laws of science. Stephen Hawking

The intelligent beings in these regions should therefore not be surprised if they observe that their locality in the universe satisfies the conditions that are necessary for their existence. It is a bit like a rich person living in a wealthy neighborhood not seeing any poverty. Stephen Hawking

When one's expectations are reduced to zero, one really appreciates everything one does have Stephen Hawking

One does not have to appeal to God to set the initial conditions for the creation of the universe, but if one does He would have to act through the laws of physics. Stephen Hawking

Someone told me that each equation I included in my book would halve the sales. I did put in one equation, Einstein's famous equation, E = MC squared. I hope that this will not scare off half of my potential readers. Stephen Hawking

I have sold more books on physics than Madonna has on sex. [Hawking adopted this statement from a remark made to him by his former post-doc, Nathan Myhrvold.] Stephen Hawking

[Question: What do you think was the most important physics idea to emerge this year?] We won't know for a few years. Stephen Hawking

I am damned if I'm going to die before I have unraveled more of the universe Stephen Hawking

There are grounds for cautious optimism that we may now be near the end of the search for the ultimate laws of nature. Stephen Hawking

A picture is worth a thousand words...and uses up a thousand times the memory. Stephen Hawking

TEAMWORK...means never having to take all the blame yourself. Stephen Hawking

The beatings will continue until morale improves. Stephen Hawking

Money is not everything. There's Master card & Visa. Stephen Hawking

When two's company, three's the result! Stephen Hawking

The human race does not have a very good record of intelligent behavior. Stephen Hawking

What I meant by 'we would know the mind of God' is, we would know everything that God would know, if there were a God. Which there isn't. I'm an atheist. Stephen Hawking

Is god omnipotent ? If he is, can he create a rock so heavy he can't lift it ? Stephen Hawking

In A Brief History Of Time I used the word "God" like Einstein did as a shorthand for the laws of physics. However, this is not what most people mean by God, so I have decided not to use the term. The laws of physics can explain the universe without the need for a God. Stephen Hawking

Many badly needed goals, like fusion and cancer cure, would be achieved much sooner if we invested more [in scientific education and research]. Stephen Hawking

If I have questions about the universe on my mind when I go to bed, I can't turn off. I dream equations all night. Stephen Hawking

So Einstein was wrong when he said, "God does not play dice." Consideration of black holes suggests, not only that God does play dice, but that he sometimes confuses us by throwing them where they can't be seen. Stephen Hawking

If the total energy of the universe must always remain zero, and it costs energy to create a body, how can a whole universe be created from nothing? Stephen Hawking

We are entering an increasingly dangerous period of our history. But I'm an optimist. Stephen Hawking

We shouldn't be surprised that conditions in the universe are suitable for life, but this is not evidence that the universe was designed to allow for life. We could call order by the name of God, but it would be an impersonal God. There's not much personal about the laws of physics. Stephen Hawking

In a world that is in chaos politically, socially and environmentally, how can the human race sustain another 100 years? Stephen Hawking

I think the next century will be the century of complexity. Stephen Hawking

There should be no boundaries to human endeavor. However bad life may seem, there is always hope. Stephen Hawking

We have made remarkable progress in the last hundred years, but if we want to continue, our future is in space. Stephen Hawking

The concern here is that financial services become a kind of tech-led Wild West. Stephen Hawking

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