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Stephen Hawking Speaks in Honor of Nasa’s 50th Anniversary

In his lecture yesterday, in which he spoke to the probability of life in other worlds, famed astrophysicist Stephen Hawking held forth on extra-terresstrial life, saying, “Primitive life is very common and intelligent life is fairly rare.” Then in a light and (perhaps) joking moment, he added, “Some would say it has yet to occur on earth.”

I greatly admire Stephen Hawking and have written of him often. He is a brilliant 66 year old British cosmologist who suffers from ASL and who speaks through a mechanical device. Hawking’s comments on Monday were part of a lecture at George Washington University.

So should you worry about aliens? he continued. He concluded that alien abduction claims come from “weirdos” and are unlikely. He is a strong proponent of the colonization of the moon, and of other planet exploration, especially that of Mars.

Again, I honor Stephen Hawking, who despite incredible physical limitations, continues to make great scientific contributions to our world. By honoring Mr. Hawking, my intent is also to honor all those, who despite considerable limitations, live productive lives and contribute to the wellness of our society.


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Stephen Hawking to Lecture at George Washington University

A man of the world I greatly admire, and about whom I have written here, here, and here will be lecturing on April 21 at the George Washington University. Attendance is by invitation only. Any of you in the D. C. area who may be so fortunate as to receive an invitation, please come by here and tell us of the experience. It seems the lecture may be available through live-streaming. (Get the link at this NASA site. The style of my blog doesn’t permit the full page to show here. Sorry.)

NASA Lecture Series - Dr. Stephen Hawking

Edit: April 22        Report on his April 21st lecture here.