Thought for the month

“Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.” Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr, author and journalist (1808-1890).

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.

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