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Old 06-19-2012, 02:48 PM
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What I find impressive is how Hawking can do all the maths in his head. I never could do fairly moderate maths without scribbling a lot and trying things out on paper to get my head around it.

One should not idolize him or any other person though. OK, I also have my scientific idol, the economist Joe Stiglitz, but whenever I read something of him I try to keep my awe in check and be as ruthlessly critical as possible ... with the emphasis being on try.
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