English हिन्दी
Connect with us

India News

Death embraces Stephen Hawking, visionary scientist who never believed in afterlife



Death embraces Stephen Hawking, visionary scientist who never believed in afterlife

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Years ago, Stephen Hawking, asked about the death and if he feared it, said: “I have lived with the prospect of an early death for the last 49 years. I’m not afraid of death, but I’m in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first. I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.”

That ‘computer’ stopped working on Wednesday, March 14, its failing ‘components’ giving in to the unrelenting laws of science after keeping the scientist going till the age of 76, although he had contracted a fatal neurone disease at the age of 21 and wasn’t expected to live long. Doctors had expected him to live for only two more years, but Hawking survived for more than half a century.

He won the Albert Einstein Award, the Wolf Prize, the Copley Medal, and the Fundamental Physics Prize. The Nobel prize, however, eluded him.

Hawking’s children, Lucy, Robert and Tim, said in a statement: “We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today. He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years. His courage and persistence with his brilliance and humour inspired people across the world.

“He once said: ‘It would not be much of a universe if it wasn’t home to the people you love.’ We will miss him for ever.”

The ailment Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) that paralysed him gradually spurred him to work harder but also contributed to the collapse of his two marriages, he wrote in a 2013 memoir “My Brief History”. In the book he related how he was first diagnosed: “I felt it was very unfair – why should this happen to me,” he wrote. “At the time, I thought my life was over and that I would never realise the potential I felt I had. But now, 50 years later, I can be quietly satisfied with my life.”

Hawking’s work ranged from the origins of the universe itself, through the tantalising prospect of time travel to the mysteries of space’s all-consuming black holes. Hawking’s first major breakthrough came in 1970, when he and Roger Penrose applied the mathematics of black holes to the universe and showed that a singularity, a region of infinite curvature in spacetime, lay in our distant past: the point from which came the big bang.

He also came up with the theory of cosmic inflation which says that the early universe went through a period of enormous. Hawking was among the first to show how quantum fluctuations – tiny variations in the distribution of matter – might give rise through inflation to the spread of galaxies in the universe. In these tiny ripples lay the seeds of stars, planets and life as we know it, said The Guardian.

Stephen Hawking wrote lucidly on the mysteries of space, time and black holes. His book, “A Brief History of Time”, published in 1988, became an international best seller, making him one of science’s biggest celebrities since Albert Einstein. One of the most complex books ever to achieve mass appeal, it stayed on the Sunday Times best-sellers list for no fewer than 237 weeks. It sold 10m copies and was translated into 40 different languages.

He followed up “A Brief History of Time” in 2001 with a sequel “The Universe in a Nutshell”, updating readers on concepts like super gravity, naked singularities and the possibility of an 11-dimensional universe.

As one of Isaac Newton’s successors as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University, Hawking was involved in the search for the great goal of physics – “a unified theory” that would resolve the contradictions between Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity, which describes the laws of gravity that govern the motion of large objects like planets, and the Theory of Quantum Mechanics, which deals with the world of subatomic particles.

He said finding a “theory of everything” would allow mankind to “know the mind of God.”

“A complete, consistent unified theory is only the first step: our goal is a complete understanding of the events around us, and of our own existence,” he wrote in “A Brief History of Time.”

He had said: “My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.” In later years, though, he suggested a unified theory might not exist.

Hawking, reported The Guardian, was fond of scientific wagers – despite a knack for losing them. In 1975, he bet the US physicist Kip Thorne a subscription to Penthouse that the cosmic x-ray source Cygnus X-1 was not a black hole. He lost in 1990. In 1997, Hawking and Thorne bet John Preskill an encyclopaedia that information must be lost in black holes. Hawking conceded in 2004. In 2012, Hawking lost $100 to Gordon Kane for betting that the Higgs boson would not be discovered.

Hawking argued that humanity would have to spread out into space to survive, and warned against the potentially immense dangers of artificial intelligence, including autonomous weapons.

Hawking made cameo television appearances in “The Simpsons” and “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and his fans included U2 guitarist The Edge, who attended a January 2002 celebration of Hawking’s 60th birthday. The 2014 film “The Theory of Everything” was based on his life, with Eddie Redmayne winning the best actor Academy Award for his portrayal of the scientist. The film focused still more attention on Hawking’s remarkable achievements.

Some of his most outspoken comments offended the religious. In his 2010 book, Grand Design, he declared that God was not needed to set the universe going, and in an interview with the Guardian a year later, dismissed the comforts of religious belief.

Hawking said belief in a God who intervenes in the universe “to make sure the good guys win or get rewarded in the next life” was wishful thinking.

An atheist to boot, he once famously said: “One can’t prove that God doesn’t exist, but science makes God unnecessary.”

As mentioned in the beginning, he was no believer in any afterlife either. The belief that heaven or an afterlife awaits us is a “fairy story” for people afraid of death, he held.[/vc_column_text][vc_raw_html]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[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][/vc_row]

India News

Woman beats up 2 minor girls in Chhattisgarh adoption centre, disturbing video goes viral

The woman is identified as Seema Drivedi, the program manager. Due to her cruelty children are psychologically disturbed, will have long life impact on them. Although CCTV cameras are installed for security but the program manager switches them off at night, raising doubts about the safety protocols in place.



Women thrashed two kids

A shocking video is doing round from Kanker city in Chhattisgarh, revealing a distressing incident of violence and abuse towards innocent children at an adoption centre. The Shivnagar adoption centre, which should serve as a safe haven, has turned into a house of torment. The viral video clearly depicts a woman violently pulling a child’s hair and throwing her to the ground, raising serious concerns about the safety of girls in such facilities.

Anurag Tiwari, NDTV journalist tweets the viral video stating how someone can be so barbaric, the pictures are disturbing but it is necessary that the culprit should be punished. He said there is an orphanage in Kanker, it is alleged that the person shown in the video is program manager who is showing some kind of barbarism, tagging Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel said what kind of society we have created. After the video goes viral several person on twitter asked for the strict action against the culprit.

The brutality can be seen in the video, woman can be seen inhumanly beating the children. She strikes a young girl with her hand, forcefully throws her to the ground, and even hurls her onto a bed after making her stand up. The girls cries and screams for mercy but the woman continue to inflict harm and shows no mercy towards the child, it can be seen that two maid pass by the scene but ignored the violence and do nothing to stop it. The violence does not stop here, heartless woman calls another child from distance and subject her to further brutal beating, even resorting to verbal abuse.

According to the report, the woman is identified as Seema Drivedi, the program manager. Due to her cruelty children are psychologically disturbed, will have long life impact on them. Although CCTV cameras are installed for security but the program manager switches them off at night, raising doubts about the safety protocols in place.  

Previously, there have been complaints by the employees against the manager. It is alarming to know that despite many complaints by the employees, there has been no action against her instead resulting in termination of the employees. Eight employees who opposed her action were fired within a year. In fact complaint reaching the Women and Children Development Department, no action has been taken, allowing the program manager to continue her abusive behavior unchecked.

Continue Reading

India News

Man waylays schoolgirl in Mathura by-lane, holds her captive by the hand, helpless girl scared, breaks down as passersby don’t help, incident caught on CCTV

The Mathura police to which replied that the investigation into the matter is ongoing and strict action will be taken at the earliest.



Mathura school girl

In yet another terrible case of harassment, a man in Uttar Pradesh’s Mathura pesters a class 8 girl passing through a by-lane while she was on her way back to home from school.

The incident was caught on the CCTV, the visuals of which are now viral across Internet.

In the viral video of the CCTV visual, the man can be seen harassing a school girl passing, when he intervenes her way, forces her to stop, holds her hands and also pushes her against the wall.

In the video, the helpless girl can be seen crying, trying to save herself to escape from the man’s sickening act.

The man in the video has been identified as Vishnu.

Such videos are a contrast to the government continously marketed schemes like Beti Padhao and Beti Bachao. Reports said, such incidents show the government’s failure in implementing such schemes.

The most surprising part of the story is, it can be clearly seen in the video, the poor girl is crying for help but is being ignored by the passers-by, who did not pay a slight heed in offering help to her and save her.

The Police vigilance is seen absent as people like Vishnu continue eve-teasing and harassing girls in broad daylight without any fear.

Internet users condemning the entire incident filled the comment sections. One user said such acts of harassment should be taken seriously by the police to ensure the safety of women.

The Mathura police to which replied that the investigation into the matter is ongoing and strict action will be taken at the earliest.

Another user wrote, this man should be encountered by the police, while one asked such men should be hanged by the law.

Such cases of crime against women are increasing day by day.

Continue Reading

India News

Wrestlers Sakshi Malik, Bajrang Punia refute rumours of withdrawal of protest

Both Malik and Punia denied the news of withdrawing from the protest, they termed it as rumours and also urged people not to spread false news.



Sakshi And Bajrang

Olympians Sakshee Malik and Bharang Punia said today, they will keep fighting for justice and that no wrestler has given up and will not give upon protest.

Both Malik and Punia denied the news of withdrawing from the protest, they termed it as rumours and also urged people not to spread false news. We have resumed our responsibilities in Railways, but we are also working on our plan, Sakshee said.

The wrestlers also met with Home Minister Amit Shah late on Saturday night to ask him to conduct a fair investigation into allegations of sexual harassment made against Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh by seven female wrestlers, which also includes a minor.

It’s been learned that Amit Shah assured the wrestlers that the law still applies to everyone equally. He reportedly said to the wrestlers, let the law take its course.

The wrestlers announced they were going to submerge their medals in the Ganga river in Haridwar last month. They claim that their complaint against the head of the wrestling federation has been largely ignored.

However, they temporarily halted their plan as farmer leader Naresh Tikait intervened.

Earlier on May 28 march, some protesters were taken into custody. The country was shocked and outraged when images of champions Vinesh Phogat and her cousin Sangeeta Phogat being detained by the police surfaced.

The Delhi Police announced that they would not be permitted to stage a protest at India Gate after the wrestlers were denied access to the Jantar Mantar protest location following the crackdown.

Meanwhile, Sakshee Malik’s husband, wrestler Satyawart Kadian, also joined her and said, neither we have made a concession nor will we back down. All of it is false, and we won’t end our protest. He added we shall continue seeking justice while remaining strong. To weaken us, false information is being broadcast. The entire country is against the Delhi Police.

Continue Reading



© Copyright 2022 APNLIVE.com