Women are a mystery to British physicist Hawking

LONDON Thu Jan 5, 2012 11:40am EST

1 of 3. Physicist Stephen Hawking is seen in his office at the University of Cambridge in this photo handed out by the Science Museum and dated December 2011. The picture is part of a series of photographic portraits commissioned by the Science Museum to celebrate Hawking's 70th birthday on January 8 2012. The commissioned pictures will go on show in a new display later in January 2012 which will celebrate Hawking's life and achievements.

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LONDON (Reuters) - The biggest mystery in the universe perplexing one of the world's best known scientists is -- women.

When New Scientist magazine asked "Brief History of Time" author Stephen Hawking what he thinks about most, the Cambridge University professor renowned for unraveling some of the most complex questions in modern physics answered: "Women. They are a complete mystery."

The wheelchair-bound Hawking, who only recently retired from a post once held by Isaac Newton, talked to the magazine in the run-up to celebrations for his 70th birthday about his biggest scientific blunder and his hopes for modern science.

Hawking is due to celebrate his 70th birthday on Sunday with a public symposium entitled "The State of the Universe" at the University of Cambridge's Centre for Theoretical Cosmology.

Hawking heads a list of speakers including British Astronomer Royal Martin Rees, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Saul Perlmutter and Kip Thorne, one of the world's leading theoretical physicists.

(Reporting by Paul Casciato, editing by Steve Addison)

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RealNeil wrote:
So yeah,…..women are a big mystery all right. The ones that are easy to understand, and by proxy, get along with, are few and far between.

(guess I’m a lucky one)

But the ~same~ could be said for many of the world’s male population too.

Jan 05, 2012 10:04pm EST  --  Report as abuse
OchamsRazor wrote:
If Hawkings does not understand women How could he possibly be an expert on God?
By the way the Big Bang Theory was actually a newsman’s theory who had no scientific credentials.
It takes intelligent “know how” to Create intelligent people. Reality is a rational phenomenon with expertise in the field of continuity, form, function and fit.
DNA and Fractals are further proof of a rational not random function when creating physical reality. The building blocks of reality are arranged into rational forms and attributes through rational understanding of form and function.
Models must be consistent with reality in order to prevent wrong conclusions. Without rational intelligence there would be only Chaos as is at the first level of reality. I have four Earthland Books on Kindle. David Eddy taichi-wuchi@msn.com

Jan 06, 2012 11:39pm EST  --  Report as abuse
caminito wrote:
Unfortunately, it seems anything is a mystery for Hawking, except Physics, especially during his last years.

His totally moronic statements that the world was creating from NOTHING, but denying the exitence of God, and later backpedaling that the Creator was the GRAVITY (forgetting between other to tell who or what created Gravity), and finally backpedaling again that he was not denying GOD but only a personal Deity, should have motivated his friends to convince him not to soil his brillant achievements by stating opinions outside physics.

Jan 07, 2012 2:29am EST  --  Report as abuse
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