Saturday, 13 April 2013

Hawking: Earth doomed without further exploration in space

Hawking: Earth doomed without further exploration in space, According to British physicist Stephen Hawking, Earth is doomed if space exploration does not continue. Prof. Hawking spoke recently about his views at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Calif. The Belfast Telegraph shared the details on April 10.

Hawking toured a laboratory working on stem cell research, where the focus is on trying to slow down Lou Gehrig's disease progression. Prof. Hawking has had the disease for 50 years, and he is well-known for his work as a physicist. Though his ALS has taken a heavy toll on his physical mobility, his mind has never stopped.

As for Hawking's Earth is doomed philosophy, he says that he does not believe humans can make it another 1,000 years “without escaping beyond our fragile planet.” Prof. Stephen Hawking's ability to keep going and contributing to the world of physics is astounding to many. He has said that no matter how difficult life is, one can always find a way to succeed.

As The Huffington Post notes, space exploration has been subjected to many budget cuts of late. Prof. Hawking is clearly passionate about the continuation of exploration programs, but will Hawking's "Earth is doomed" approach resonate with anybody? That remains to be seen.

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