Saturday, 13 April 2013

Stephen Hawking says earth doomed because of mankind's negligence

Stephen Hawking says earth doomed because of mankind's negligence, Renowned physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking says that space is the human race’s only chance to ensure our existence.

An April 12 CNet News story reported Hawking as warning fellow humans that based on the earth’s ruination, extinction is close, and we must learn to survive off our planet.

"We must continue to go into space for humanity," Hawking said today, according to the Los Angeles Times. "We won't survive another 1,000 years without escaping our fragile planet."

The 71-year-old Hawking was visiting the Cedars-Sinai Regenerative Medicine Institute, where scientists are experimenting with stem cell treatments for Lou Gehrig's disease – the degenerative disease that forced Hawking into a wheelchair 50 years ago.

A space travel buff, Hawking is well known for pioneering work on black holes. The scientist has repeatedly warned that our delicate globe can only take so much of man’s battering ways.

In 2011, he said, "Our only chance of long-term survival is not to remain lurking on planet Earth, but to spread out into space."

Hawking has achieved success in published academic works of popular science in which he discusses personal theories on the universe, its creation and cosmology in general. His book “A Brief History of Time” was on the British Sunday Times best-sellers list for a record-breaking 237 weeks.

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