Hawking died. So what?

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.

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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…

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  1. Amanda

    I’m not suggesting we’re irrelevant lifeless matter and that some of us are important, I’m suggesting we’re irrelevant beings who die permanently and some of us happen to be well known for our work (such as Hawking)

  2. Amanda

    How does it not make sense that death is permanent?

    1. skakos

      For that you will have to read the articles about religion, consciousness and the nature of humans in Harmonia Philosophica. What I was referring to here, was that it is inconsistent to believe that we are all lifeless sets of matter which just happened to exist for no reason and yet, believe at the same time that some of these “sets” are important (e.g. Hawking)…

  3. Amanda

    I don’t see the point of this post, everything in the quote from him makes sense to me..

    1. skakos

      But that is the point. In a cosmos where we are nothing but lifeless matter, nothing makes sense…

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