Stephen Hawking: “Most dangerous time for our Planet” because We aren’t listening to our Betters

Hawkins himself summed up elegantly and succinctly why he harbours such a catastrophic outlook on the world – “I have lived my life in an extraordinarily privileged bubble.”

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Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Scientist Stephen Hawking wants to find a way to convince people to stop voting for Trump, and to start listening to people like him again, to save the planet from climate change and national borders.

This is the most dangerous time for our planet

Stephen Hawking

We can’t go on ignoring inequality, because we have the means to destroy our world but not to escape it.

As a theoretical physicist based in Cambridge, I have lived my life in an extraordinarily privileged bubble. Cambridge is an unusual town, centred around one of the world’s great universities. Within that town, the scientific community that I became part of in my 20s is even more rarefied.

And within that scientific community, the small group of international theoretical physicists with whom…

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One Comment on “Stephen Hawking: “Most dangerous time for our Planet” because We aren’t listening to our Betters”

  1. Denis Rancourt says:

    The problem with many physicists who become public figures is that they think they have deep insights into social and political science. Why they think that about themselves after decades of abstracting away social and political reality from their object of study is an ironic mystery. (Judges are the same: They think they know about reality from siting in a courtroom listening to lawyers.) Further, honestly, what does Hawking know about radiation balance physics applied to planet earth? Has he made it an area of his serious study? No he has not, or he’s keeping that a secret.

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