Stephen Hawking: Man Who Understands Universe Finds Women A Mystery
Stephen Hawking is a man who knows more about the universe and its inner workings than the rest of us mere mortals.
This is the man who has battled his motor neuron disease since he was 21, when he was expected to only live a few years. He's turning 70 this month.
He's learned to communicate entire theories, write books, give lectures and talk by twitching his cheek. His best selling book A "Brief History Of Time" explained advanced concepts such as cosmology, the Big Bang, black holes and light cones in a way the general populace could understand.
He's even had time to think about space exploration being crucial to human survival.
But there is at least one mystery Mr. Hawking doesn't have a handle on. In an exclusive interview to New Scientist, Hawking was asked, "What do you think most about during the day?"
To which Hawking replied, "Women. They are a complete mystery."
To read the rest of the New Scientist Stephen Hawking Interview click here.
Read a few more of Professor Hawking's pithy quotes in the slideshow below.
Stephen Hawking's Great Quotes
People who boast about their IQ are losers.
My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.
I don't think the human race will survive the next thousand years, unless we spread into space. There are too many accidents that can befall life on a single planet. But I'm an optimist. We will reach out to the stars.
I think computer viruses should count as life ... I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image.
We are so insignificant that I can't believe the whole universe exists for our benefit. That would be like saying that you would disappear if I closed my eyes.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
What I have done is to show that it is possible for the way the universe began to be determined by the laws of science. In that case, it would not be necessary to appeal to God to decide how the universe began. This doesn't prove that there is no God, only that God is not necessary.