Stephen Hawking: Questioning the universe

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http://www.ted.com 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 TED.com, at http://www.ted.com/translate. Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/tednews Checkout our Facebook page for TED exclusives https://www.facebook.com/TED

  1. 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.
  2. 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. 
  3. 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?!
  4. It seems like all the US stupidity has been concentrated in these comments.
  5. Imagine smoking a j with him and letting him just blow your mind lmaoo 
  6. 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! 
  7. STEPHEN HAWKING O VÁCUO QUÂNTICO É O PORTAL QUE INTERLIGA AS DIMENSÕES. TUDO PASSA DE UMA DIMENSÃO PARA OUTRA ATRAVÉS DESSE PORTAL QUE É O VÁCUO QUÂNTICO, PORQUE SABE NÉ TUDO JÁ EXISTE. QUANDO ALGO DE UMA DIMENSÃO ESPIRITUAL PASSA PELO PORTAL QUE É O VÁCUO QUÂNTICO PARA UMA DIMENSÃO QUE É MATERIAL ESSE ALGO SE MATERIALIZA E VICE-VERSA.
  8. Dear other theists, I know we believe in god but, calling what we believe "right" is a bit close minded. Anything is possible.
  9. Stephen Universe.
  10. if steven hockings so smart why can eh not wock?
  11. Law of evolution ? WTF was he talking about ? IDIOT.
  12. Amazing how his "computer voice" produces intonations...........
  13. Stephen Hawking: Questioning the universe: http://youtu.be/xjBIsp8mS-c 
  14. Stephen Hawking: Questioning the universe: http://youtu.be/xjBIsp8mS-c 
  15. 3 words: Obama
  16. To see trolls who have nothing better to do (aka can't get laid) is both funny and sad but I digress....Hawking is a genius.
  17. He proved more than we can understand but we can still not figure out what this all actually means. I hope we can at least be respectful of not understanding a lot and take the responsibility by admiting it instead of blaming our shortcomings on his intelligence. He can only prove what we are able to understand. That goes for all the scientists as they will never be able to prove what we are not able to get
  18. Alot of what he said was very bone chilling to say the least.
  19. Its rather we branch out to space or we stop having kids for a few hundred years and adopt children. 
  20. 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.
  21. If you ever want to feel better about yourself and your place in this world, just watch a video like this and then read the YouTube comments. There really are some stupid, awful human beings here.
  22. people seem afraid to laugh at his jokes lol he's a pretty funny guy.
  23. 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 :)
  24. All the religious americans in comment field lol
  25. I feel sorry for Stephen Hawking because he can't talk, use his hands and etc.