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Stephen Hawking was Born 77 Years Ago Today—Here Are 12 Memorable Quotes

The British Genius is considered one of the ten most intelligent people to ever live on Earth, with an IQ of 160.


Remembering a Brilliant Mind

January 8 marks the 77th anniversary of Professor Stephen Hawking, one of the most renowned theoretical physicists, astrophysicists, cosmologists, and scientific writers to have ever graced our planet. Hawking, who passed away on March 13, 2018, was a British genius with an IQ of 160, making him one of the ten most intelligent people to have ever lived on Earth.

A Legacy of Intellectual Excellence

Stephen Hawking held the prestigious position of Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University, a title shared by only 17 men, including the father of physics, Isaac Newton. As an author, Hawking was best known for his bestseller “A Brief History of Time.”

Celebrated quotes

“My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.”

“Science is beautiful when it makes simple explanations of phenomena or connections between different observations. Examples include the double helix in biology and the fundamental equations of physics.”

“It would not be much of a universe if it wasn’t home to the people you love.”


“I would never claim this. People who boast about their IQ are losers.” – in response to a 2017 question if he believed he was the most intelligent person in the world.

“I believe that life on Earth is at an ever-increasing risk of being wiped out by a disaster such as sudden global warming, nuclear war, a genetically engineered virus, or other dangers. I think the human race has no future if it doesn’t go into space.”

“God may exist, but science can explain the universe without the need for a creator.” – in a 2010 CNN interview.

“It is not necessary to invoke God to light the blue touch paper and set the universe going.”

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Written by Justin Gurkinic

Hey, my name is Justin, and my friends call me Gurk. Why? Becuase of my last name. It sounds like a vegetable. Kind of. I love sleeping and writing. History is my thing.

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