“A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a quip and worried to death by a frown on the right man’s brow.” Ovid, Roman Poet (43 BC – 17 AD).
Friday, 8 June 2018
In good company
On the 15th of June, Professor Stephen Hawking’s ashes
will be interred in Westminster Abbey along side Darwin and Newton. A ballot was held to enable one thousand members
of the general public to attend the service. Applications were accepted from
anyone born before 31/12/2038. Will the time travellers have a special seat?
The Professor’s last paper is now available on line. Utterly unremarkable is one assessment - I doubt if he’s bothered.