Thought for the month

“The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.”

Abraham Lincoln, US President (1809-65).

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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