Tuesday, May 17, 2011
LONDON (Reuters Life!) - Heaven is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark, the eminent British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking said in an interview published on Monday.
Hawking, 69, was expected to die within a few years of being diagnosed with degenerative motor neurone disease at the age of 21, but became one of the world's most famous scientists with the publication of his 1988 book "A Brief History of Time".
"I have lived with the prospect of an early death for the last 49 years. I'm not afraid of death, but I'm in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first," he told the Guardian newspaper.
"I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark."
When asked how we should live he said: "We should seek the greatest value of our action."
Hawking gave the interview ahead of the Google Zeitgeist meeting in London where he will join speakers including British finance minister George Osborne and Nobel prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz.
Addressing the question "Why are we here?" he will argue tiny quantum fluctuations in the very early universe sowed the seeds of human life.
The former Cambridge University Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, a post once also held by Isaac Newton, has a history of drawing criticism for his comments on religion.
His 2010 book "The Grand Design" provoked a backlash among religious leaders, including chief rabbi Lord Sacks, for arguing there was no need for a divine force to explain the creation of the universe.
As a result of his incurable illness Hawking can only speak through a voice synthesiser and is almost completely paralysed.
He sparked serious concerns in 2009 when he was hospitalised after falling seriously ill following a lecture tour in the United States but has since returned to Cambridge University as a director of research.
(Reporting by Nia Williams, editing by Paul Casciato)
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
"mangarap ka at abutin mo ito. wag mo sisihin ang sira mong pamilya, palpak mong syota, pilay mong tuta o mga lumilipad na ipis... kung may pagkukulang sayo ang magulang mo, pwede kang manisi at magrebelde, tumigil ka sa pag-aaral, mag drugs ka, magpakulay ng buhok sa kili-kili... sa bandang huli, ikaw din ang biktima... rebeldeng walang napatunayan at bait sa sarili..."
“Wag magmadali sa pag-aasawa. Tatlo, lima, sampung taon sa hinaharap, mag-iiba pa ang pamantayan mo at maiisip mong di pala tamang pumili ng kapareha dahil lang sa kaboses niya si Debbie Gibson o magaling mag-breakdance. Totoong mas importante ang kalooban ng tao higit anuman. Sa paglipas ng panahon, maging ang mga crush ng bayan sa eskwelahan e nagmumukha ring pandesal. Maniwala ka.”
“Bakit ba ayaw matulog ng mga bata sa tanghali, alam ba nilang pag natuto silang umibig e hindi na sila makakatulog kahit gusto nila?”
"hinahanap mo nga ba ako o ang kawalan ko?"
“Kung ako ay isang walang kwentang manunulat, english ang isusulat ko, para kahit anu anu ang sabihin ko hindi na nila mahahalata.. Kaya nga ako nagsulat sa tagalog para maintindihan ng mambabasa ang lahat ng sinasabi ko"
“Pare, isa kang totoong tao at walang halong kasinungalingan.In English, FACT you, pare. Totoo ka. In English, FACT you!
“Ang tenga kapag pinag dikit korteng puso. Extension ng puso ang tenga, kaya kapagmarunong kang makinig, marunong kang magmahal..”
“hindi ako takot na malaman ang pananaw nila, dahil sa huli opinyon ko rin naman ang masusunod..”
“Ang trahedya ng buhay ko? Hindi ako nagkaroon ng kapangyarihang makapagsabi ng tamang bagay sa tamang tao sa tamang panahon”
“Ganyan talaga ang tao, pipilit-pilitin ang katotohanan hanggang sa sumang-ayon na ito sa kumportableng posisyon ng mga makasarili nilang puso.”
“Alam mo ba ang pinagkaiba ng mga bulag at ng mga nakakakita? Hindi alam ng mga nakakakita kung kelan sila bulag.”
“Babae,wag mo spoonfeeding asawa mo, magiging mahina siya… Wag Ka din dumipende sa kanya,pag iniwan ka, kawawa ka.”
“Nakakatakot nga na mapagkamalang hindi ka pwedeng mahalin, o mapagkamalian kang mahalin dahil sa itsura mo.”
“Natawa ka man o nandiri sa pagkaing may kakaibang pangalan, isang patunay lang yan na apektado ka ng salita.”
“Maraming tao dito ang mas malungkot pa sa taong nakatira sa buwan. Saka hindi naman kailangan ng maraming tao para makabuo ng mundo e. Minsan, isang tao lang ang kasama mo, buo na ang mundong kailangan mo habambuhay.”“Sa kolehiyo, maraming impluwensya ang makikita. Masama o mabuti man ito. Wag mo isisi sa thesis partner o sa kaibigan ang lahat kung bakit nasira ang baga mo sa kakayosi, nasira ang atay mo sa kakainom at kung bakit nagkaroon ka agad ng pamilya. Kung talagang matino kang tao, kahit sino pa mang tarantado ang kasama mo ay maitutuwid mo pa rin ang daang tatahakin mo.”
“Sa kolehiyo, maraming impluwensya ang makikita. Masama o mabuti man ito. Wag mo isisi sa thesis partner o sa kaibigan ang lahat kung bakit nasira ang baga mo sa kakayosi, nasira ang atay mo sa kakainom at kung bakit nagkaroon ka agad ng pamilya. Kung talagang matino kang tao, kahit sino pa mang tarantado ang kasama mo ay maitutuwid mo pa rin ang daang tatahakin mo.”
“Ang kakulangan ng katauhan ko, pinunan ko ng pagiging makatao.”
“Minsan, kailangang ituro ng mundo sa’yo ang tama sa paraang masasaktan ka para matandaan mo.”
“Mahirap isipin ang mga bagay na kung ikaw mismo e hindi mo maipaliwanag sa sarili mo….”
“Walang bayaning makapagliligtas sa akin dahul ang pinakamalaking kalaban ko ay ang sarili ko.”
“Sabi ni Exupery, ang pinakamahalagang bagay sa mundo, hindi nakikita ng mata..”
“Sa mga taong di nagpaparamdam sa kanilang mga kaibigan e mabuting patayin nalang namin kayo para magparamdam kayo.”
“Kapag pinag-aagawan ka malamang maganda o gwapo ka. Sumama ka sa mabuti, hindi sa mabait. Sa marunong hindi sa matalino. Sa mahal ka, hindi sa gusto ka.”
Friday, April 23, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
that you can do something in an instant
that will give you heartache for life.
that you should always leave loved
ones with loving words.
It may be the last time you see them.
that we are responsible for what we do,
no matter how we feel.
that either you control your
attitude or it controls you.
that heroes are the people who do what has
to be done when it needs to be done,
regardless of the consequences.
that my best friend and I can do anything
or nothing and have the best time.
that sometimes the people you expect to
kick you when you're down will be the
ones to help you get back up.
that true friendship continues to grow,
even over the longest distance.
that just because someone doesn't love you
the way you want them to doesn't mean they
don't love you with all they have.
that maturity has more to do with what types
of experiences you've had and what you've
learned from them and less to do with how
many birthdays you've celebrated.
that no matter how good a friend is, they're
going to hurt you every once in a while and
you must forgive them for that.
that it isn't always enough to be forgiven by
others, Sometimes you have to learn to forgive
that our background and circumstances may
have influenced who we are, but we are
responsible for who we become.
that just because two people argue, it doesn't
mean they don't love each other. And just
because they don't argue, it doesn't mean
that we don't have to change friends
if we understand that friends change.
that two people can look at the exact same
thing and see something totally different.
that even when you think you have no more
to give, when a friend cries out to you,
you will find the strength to help.
that credentials on the wall do not
make you a decent human being.
that the people you care about most
in life are taken from you too soon.
that family and friends are what make
us who we are today, and without them
we would never be complete.
that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is stalk them and hope they panic and give in.
that it is not what you wear; it is how you take it off.