Stephen Hawking died at home in the early morning hours. He was 76. There is so much one could say about this incredible man. One of my favorite Hawking quotes is this simple one:
The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.
The earlier in life one learns this lesson, the more you will benefit from it. I wish I’d learned it earlier.
One thing I’ve learned over the years, Vera, is that we think we know far more than we actually know. And we’re not shy about speaking out of ignorance.
I suppose it’s always been the case. But it seems worse now, coming on the heels of decades of unrelenting partisan propaganda. I also suspect that, as much good as the Internet has facilitated in the world, it has contributed greatly to the spread of ignorance. It’s certainly has made it easier to reach a receptive audience. Continue reading
When it comes to this year’s presidential election, I believe we lose no matter who wins. Continue reading