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Offline Fiji

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Stephen Hawking, the science superstar
« on: October 26, 2011, 05:50:10 AM »
Yesterday, Stephen Hawking gave a lecture at the KULeuven.

http://dagkrant.kuleuven.be/?q=node/10169 (starts 45 seconds in ... hope it works outisde of Belgium)

On monday, people queued for hours to get a ticket. The university expected a few hundred people and queues of ... maybe 200 meters.
In stead, THOUSANDS showed up, the queue growing to well over a kilometer. Local police reinforced campus security to keep things civil and to eject queue-jumpers.
You'd think there was a surprise concert from Iron Maiden, AT LEAST, seeing all that.
In the end some 4000 people got to attend and another 3000 were able to watch things on an outdoor big screen.

We loves us, our sience superheroes here in Belgium.  ;)
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Re: Stephen Hawking, the science superstar
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2011, 06:08:16 AM »
Cool.  Here in the US we would have said, "burn the witch".
Yo, put that in your pipe and smoke it.  Quit ragging on my Lord.

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Re: Stephen Hawking, the science superstar
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2011, 07:58:56 AM »
It's actually nice to see a scientist getting the attention and admiration he deserves for his contributions to science.
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Re: Stephen Hawking, the science superstar
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2011, 08:09:42 AM »
It's actually nice to see a scientist getting the attention and admiration he deserves for his contributions to science.
Yes. And let's not forget to credit God for not putting any impediments in Hawking's life to prevent him from achieving those contributions! HALLELUJAH!
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