Hawking died and people around the globe remind us on how much important he was.
But was he?
Let’s see what the man himself would say…
“I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail,” he told the Guardian. “There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.” (source)
Other quotes offer similar views of the cosmos and our nature: we are just matter, governed by physical laws. There is no God. There is no higher meaning in the cosmos.
In the universe Hawking himself believed in, he was not important. As any other man and woman, he was just a lifeless set of matter in a universe void of any meaning.
Be careful what you believe in.
You might end up getting it…