The mind of God? The problem with deifying Stephen Hawking

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Stephen Hawking was one of the greatest minds in modern physics, but he was also a human, and apparently not a very nice one. Behind the scenes he was ungenerous to his colleagues; he’d been particularly critical of Jacob Bekenstein — whose ideas about black holes conflicted with Hawking’s — going to the extent of encouraging others to do the same. That was until he realized Bekenstein was right, leading to the formulation of the Bekenstein-Hawking relation. Read full article here

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