"So fuck Doubleday Doran"
So then there is no truth or fact, and science/Taliban are the same thing? You really believe that?It's no wiser, no truer than any other belief system.
I know it comforts a lot of people to believe that they are immortal and a permanent part of the universe (which science says you are, since matter cannot be destroyed), but as far as I know, we cannot communicate with the dead. Please correct me if I'm wrong. Which kind of disproves the belief that your mind or your soul - or whatever you want to call that gnarly bit that makes you you - continues to exist anywhere after your body dies. Which makes Hawking's theory or pronouncement or whatever it was, nothing more than common sense. That's what it sounded like to me when I read it anyway.Where I think Hawking goes astray is in his belief that consciousness is limited to flesh. I'm no science whiz, but I've read that science isn't even sure where the mind is located. They can't quite find it in the brain. It's just "out there" hanging around the body. Or so it seems.
We're all so special and important!
Then we die.
There is no evidence to the contrary. You know, again, unless I missed that news story somehow.