Celebrate Stephen Hawking’s Life With Ten of His Greatest Quotes

Celebrate Stephen Hawking’s Life With Ten of His Greatest Quotes

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Today is a sad day for the science community and for all humans alike: physicist, Stephen Hawking, has passed away at seventy-six-years-old. His life was an incredible one. Even after being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease, he continued to pursue his study of physics and the universe as a whole. After his diagnosis, Hawking’s physical health continued to deteriorate: paralysis of his limbs was the first sign of his illness followed by loss of speech. Even then, however, Hawking continued to learn, teach, and expand his mind, using a speech-pad and wheelchair to navigate around his condition. In honor of …

10 Emily Dickinson Quotes to Help You Transcend Death

10 Emily Dickinson Quotes to Help You Transcend Death

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Emily Dickinson may well be the best writer Americans have. Her popularization of poetic techniques like enjambment and slant rhymes helped pave the way for the free verse that followed. If there was no Dickinson, then 20th century and modern poetry would sound enormously different. It would probably a lot closer to what it sounded like 150 years ago.   In celebration of Dickinson, here are some of my favorite excerpts from her poetry. But don’t stop at the excerpt…read the whole thing! If you don’t get it the first time, read it again and again.     1. The Sweeping up the …