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Blogger Don Page wrote on Mar. 19, 2018 @ 15:46 GMT
Stephen Hawking was the greatest theoretical gravitational physicist since Einstein. Using the assumptions of Einstein's classical theory of gravity, general relativity, plus reasonable conditions on the energy density and pressure of matter, Hawking showed that the observed expansion of the universe would imply that the universe had a beginning, a big bang singularity at the beginning of time....

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Thomas Howard Ray wrote on Apr. 11, 2018 @ 12:10 GMT
Don,

Sympathy for your loss of a great friend and mentor.

To me, the most significant turn of history is in the black hole information paradox in which you played a major role. Even though there is opposition, what information preservation tells us is that Einstein was more right than wrong about a generalized theory. Personally, I was deeply affected by Hawking's reversal of himself -- as deeply as I felt about Popper's reversal on Darwinian evolution.

Details may be lacking, yet it takes a general framework to unify the seemingly disparate elements of nature, and a courageous mind to construct it.

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Joe Fisher wrote on Apr. 11, 2018 @ 14:38 GMT
Dear Don Page,

Unfortunately, Stephen Hawking was completely wrong about there ever having been an invisible finite big-bang explosive commencement of any invisible abstract universe, and the possible existence of any finite invisible abstract black holes somehow existing in finite invisible space.

Irrefutable evidence exists that conclusively proves that the earth had a real VISIBLE surface for millions of regular Gregorian calendar years before y’all decided to conduct your finite LHCb experiment at CERN that recently announced results that put the theory of (finite invisible) Supersymmetry into ever growing doubt.

It logically follows that Nature must have designed the only REAL VISIBLE structure of the real planet earth, and the real VISIBLE Universe the real VISIBLE earth am contained in, obtainable.

The real Universe consists only of one real single unified VISIBLE infinite surface eternally occurring in one single infinite dimension that am always mostly illuminated by finite non-surface light.

Joe Fisher, ORCID ID 0000-0003-3988-8687. Unaffiliated

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