Stephen Hawking: Questioning the universe

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You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video. Professor Stephen Hawking asks some big questions about our universe -- How did the universe begin? How did life begin? Are we alone? -- and discusses how we might go about answering them. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Closed captions and translated subtitles in a variety of languages are now available on, at Follow us on Twitter Checkout our Facebook page for TED exclusives

  1. The amount of sheer disrespect in these comments is crazy! We should be thanking Hawking for his contributions to science and for his willingness to share some of his knowledge when it is so difficult to communicate. Be kind. 
  2. Amazing how his "computer voice" produces intonations...........
  3. Hawkings is the most overrated scientist in the world. He became famous for saying "blackholes emit radiation" lol. All the laws he's created... he's later disproven. And the REAL REASON he became famous is he did his Hawking Radiation lecture just months after getting sick... so people felt bad for him and gave him more attention than he deserved. I feel bad that he's sick, but ironically, his robotic voice has distinguished him more than his theories have. I truly feel had he not got sick, nobody would GAF what this man said. Because he still hasn't proven anything meaningful. At least Einstein invented the atomic bomb, E=MC2, etc. Hawkings is just full of theories... not practicalities. 
  4. Yeah, We humans will finally destroy our selves for nothing. god dam it! people won't understand how lonely we are in the universe and is that too difficult to survive?! Why War? why fight?! Can't we humans live peacefully with respect and friendly together?! Why racism, why argue with others? We are all humans. can't we live peacefully together in one world ? Well, probably there were intelligent life on other planets. but they destroyed themselves. probably there were life on mars but they had NukeWar? maybe something bigger than that. Imagine If you could just travel into space and see other planets far away. probably you would see some planets had intelligent life on them (probably even mars) but they were all destroyed. one had war one had bombs one had virus and all that. probably this is why we don't see any intelligent life within few hundred light years from our planet. Probably we are the last that survived? maybe not?!
  5. It saddens me every time I watch a amazing video about science and learning and expanding the human mind, but then look at the comments and see a swarm of mindless religious trolls ( most of the time christian) saying hard proven facts aren't true. Why? It unrelated, unneeded, unwanted.
  6. It seems like all the US stupidity has been concentrated in these comments.
  7. Dear other theists, I know we believe in god but, calling what we believe "right" is a bit close minded. Anything is possible.
  8. Could the Universe be infinite ∞ like our number system with the positive and negative numbers extending into infinity? It seems to me that if our Universe was not infinite then our number system would not have the infinite structure that it has! 
  9. Law of evolution ? WTF was he talking about ? IDIOT.
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  12. Imagine smoking a j with him and letting him just blow your mind lmaoo 
  13. jesus made the universe 
  14. All the religious americans in comment field lol
  15. Alot of what he said was very bone chilling to say the least.
  16. The only miraculous thing about Hawkins, is that he has out lived people with his disease by 30-40 years. Other than that, his words are no more divine than mine are. Anyone can sit in a chair and speculate how the universe became . Fact is, nobody does. His fancy words are meaningless to me.
  17. When was this recorded? How close is this Stephen to the current?
  18. His thoughts about UFOs are unbelievable outdated. A ton of evidence exists these are real and exist, and do NOT appear just to "cranks and weirdos." Several thousand people saw the Phoenix UFO - not just the lights but also the actual body of the spacecraft as it slowly flew overhead. Hawking has become a legend in his own mind and thinks his word is god.
  19. There is a Creator. We are not alone. Wake up
  20. Machines will contiune our life.not Obama or Putin or instecks or aliens and i will be happy to see that or meaby not i will like to see that and i hope to see that because we are not smart inaf to care this palnet only machines does.Thank you :)
  21. I don't believe this! He does not even look interested in what's going on in the room! Consider 1) how much money involved in selling all those books 2) how important it may be for someone to disvalue the connection between mind and spirit 3) to make a new religion for those who are not covered by already existing religions. authors of big bang theory are just saying the universe was made not by god, but by itself. there can't be any proof of (against) that, so it's same bullshit, not science. the answer is - we don't fucking know. but some of us make huge money saying they do.
  22. We can't prove what he said, but something happened. Time in finite, we can't calculate infinity, that's the nature. I trust in Stephen Hawking.
  23. This mans story is truely remarkable God bless him that he's even alive and able to share his therioes about life..
  24. Dude Mr. Hawking built this machine himself.
  25. Stephen you need to fire your voice-over artist
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