An intellectual on Stephen Hawking's death

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14 Mar 2018 22:25 - +7611
For someone so smart you'd think he would know what a theory is
14 Mar 2018 22:18 - +3315
If cosmology isn’t the big picture... WHAT THE FUCK IS?
14 Mar 2018 22:27 - +2668
People seem to think scientific theories are the same thing as other theories.
14 Mar 2018 22:21 - +1326
He's got a point. The "just theories" rebuttal basically nullifies all science, right?
14 Mar 2018 22:32 - +793
I always want to ask these types of people exactly how Hawking contributed to science. I swear a lot of these people think that Scientists just sit around and spout stuff off and people believe them because they're super smart. They have no idea what Hawking did or is known for in the scientific community.
14 Mar 2018 22:44 - +386
I love how these dudes puff their chest anytime anything STEM related comes up, and their word choice and grammar is like... un... good... or something
14 Mar 2018 20:58 - +329
oh shit he died?
14 Mar 2018 22:59 - +222
Hate it when people brush off a scientist's life's work because most of their work involves creating scientific theories. Scientific theories, especially the more controversial ones, are tried and tested repeatedly by the scientific community, and to convince other academics holding equally high intellectual standards that revolutionary theories such as Hawking's proposal of the Hawking radiation is even remotely possible, is in fact really really tedious. So mad respect to Stephen Hawking, who not only revolutionarized our understanding of the universe, but did so with a disease that should have claimed his life decades ago.
14 Mar 2018 23:12 - +204
TIL, Stephen Hawking was just some guy smoking dope and coming up with just nonsense "theories" that didn't make sense on the grander scale, such as "*hey man, you know what would be rad, if the universe was made out of strings and stuff*" to which his doctoral advisor replied "*holy shit dude, just like those cheese strings at walmart. let me go get some*" Alas most pseudo "intellectuals" seemed to accept this nonsense, but I thank this TRUE intellectual above who has come to enlighten us about these "theories".
14 Mar 2018 21:00 - +149
Or the aspect that he could do astrophysics in his HEAD. In his head!! Stfu dude. It's too soon. In my opinion. This is worse than when south park made fun of Steve Erwin right after his death. It's just... to soon :c
14 Mar 2018 23:30 - +90
"Plato, Aristotle, Socrates? Morons."
14 Mar 2018 23:33 - +69
What scale is grander than the whole fucking universe?
14 Mar 2018 23:46 - +62
"Hawking wasnt even that smart" -guy on facebook
14 Mar 2018 23:02 - +36
Yep. And the earth is flat
14 Mar 2018 22:37 - +25
I'd like to see this dude come close to making contributions equal to even 10% of what Stephen Hawking did lol
14 Mar 2018 23:39 - +23
Are you fucking kidding me??? Using the death of a person to make you seem smarter? Fuck off
14 Mar 2018 23:43 - +21
It comforts me that he received "4 std" for that comment
14 Mar 2018 23:38 - +14
Random person on Facebook > greatest genius of our time
14 Mar 2018 23:14 - +12
I hate this commenter so much. XD Gravity is a theory. His point?
14 Mar 2018 23:23 - +10
Yeah what a lazy son of a bitch, a real genius would be able to PROVE their theories about black holes and the creation of the universe! /s
14 Mar 2018 23:51 - +10
“I don’t understand Stephen Hawking’s science so he’s the dumb one not me!!”
15 Mar 2018 00:22 - +10
Not sure this qualifies as r/iamverysmart because they aren't boasting about their own intelligence but definitely qualifies as r/iamabagofdouche
14 Mar 2018 23:12 - +9
Yep, this is the right time for that opinion
15 Mar 2018 00:19 - +9
Dunning–Kruger effect at it's best.
14 Mar 2018 23:46 - +8
Complex science things don't make sense to ME, so, therefore, they are bunk.
15 Mar 2018 01:32 - +8
Das gefällt mir nicht.
14 Mar 2018 23:45 - +8
Claims to be smart. Doesn't know what a scientific theory is.
14 Mar 2018 23:39 - +8
I swear I bet I know exactly what type of person this is because I've met people like him. They're the kind of people who want everyone to see them as being really smart and on a different level that normal people can't understand. So when they see world famous scientists like Hawking or Carl Sagan (who I used to hear similar things about from some people back in the day) who make science accessible to the general public they think that all they're capable of is speaking broadly about things. They think smart scientists would only explain things very technically and would only publish very heavy and math filled papers. They're too stupid and ill-informed to understand guys like Hawking do that as well, and in fact for Hawking that complex math and physics was easy. They don't realize that his actual scientific peers stand in awe of him. They are the same type of people who hate it when someone they consider mentally inferior understands something about a black hole for example because they read A Brief History of Time and they'll say something like "You don't know anything, can you calculate the force of gravity blah blah blah".

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