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Lack of evidence put Hawking’s Nobel hopes in black hole
AP ^ | March 14, 2018 | Seth Borenstein

Posted on 03/15/2018 5:21:09 AM PDT by C19fan

Stephen Hawking won accolades from his peers for having one of the most brilliant minds in science, but he never got a Nobel Prize because no one has yet proven his ideas.

The Nobel committee looks for proof, not big ideas. Hawking was a deep thinker — a theorist — and his musings about black holes and cosmology have yet to get the lockdown evidence that accompanies the physics prizes, his fellow scientists said.

(Excerpt) Read more at apnews.com ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; Science
KEYWORDS: hawking; physics
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All these theoretical physicists working on string theory and multiverses,etc. better not plan any trips to Oslo.
1 posted on 03/15/2018 5:21:09 AM PDT by C19fan
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Ooops should be Stockholm.


2 posted on 03/15/2018 5:21:55 AM PDT by C19fan
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OTOH Hawking radiation is needed to reconcile QM, general relativity and thermodynamics in the vicinity of a black hole, and if any two of the above had been correctly hypothesized by an alien civilization, the third would be implied by Hawking radiation.


3 posted on 03/15/2018 5:24:30 AM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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The Nobel committee looks for proof, not big ideas.


4 posted on 03/15/2018 5:24:57 AM PDT by Gamecock (The greatest threat to humanity is not "out there" but "in here" in the recesses of the soul. TK)
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Not fawning Hawking here (for reasons I’m not going into), but on the basis of Zero’s Nobel Peace Prize Hawking should have had many.

Nobel Committee is a joke.


5 posted on 03/15/2018 5:26:53 AM PDT by logi_cal869 (-cynicus-)
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To: Gamecock

Nice one.


6 posted on 03/15/2018 5:27:23 AM PDT by logi_cal869 (-cynicus-)
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The Nobel committee looks for proof, not big ideas.

Perhaps for their Physics prize, but obviously not for their Peace Prize, obviously.

7 posted on 03/15/2018 5:28:13 AM PDT by WayneS (An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. - Winston Churchill.)
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"he never got a Nobel Prize because no one has yet proven his ideas."

I wonder if the AP ever considered that his "big ideas" may not be provable? Hawkins certainly deserves credit for living an extraordinary life with a terrible disease. That doesn't make him infallible. He had a number of goofy ideas, too. One was "we have only a hundred years to leave earth, or we will face extinction".

8 posted on 03/15/2018 5:33:22 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (The stone age didn't end because we ran out of stones.)
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Ridiculously overrated physicist. Minor contributions compared to others. Disgusting personal character. I won’t miss Hawking.


9 posted on 03/15/2018 5:34:03 AM PDT by montag813
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>>Ooops should be Stockholm.<<

San Bernardino, Rialto who cares? ;)


10 posted on 03/15/2018 5:34:43 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (obozo took 8 years to try to destroy us. Trump took 1 to rebuild us. MAGA!!)
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However, the Noble Peace Prize can be given to a community organizer in office for a couple of months who has no proof of any achievement.


11 posted on 03/15/2018 5:35:26 AM PDT by txrefugee
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The “Nobel Prize for Peace” is awarded by an entirely different organization from the Nobel Prizes for science.


12 posted on 03/15/2018 5:37:24 AM PDT by NorthMountain (... the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed)
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Of course it is. But you would think they would want some results.


13 posted on 03/15/2018 5:38:25 AM PDT by Gamecock (The greatest threat to humanity is not "out there" but "in here" in the recesses of the soul. TK)
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You need 'concrete' science that is proven and accepted by 99% of the 'scientific' community. You're science needs to be 'settled'. Like Al Gore's meanderings...


14 posted on 03/15/2018 5:39:37 AM PDT by jerod (Nazi's were essentially Socialist in Hugo Boss uniforms... Get over it!)
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The Nobel committee looks for proof, not big ideas.

Sadly, Hawking's basic theory was flawed. Had he postulated that Black Holes were superior in all ways to White Holes, proof acceptable to the Nobel Committee would have been available within minutes.

A further corollary that White Holes were the radiating source of all Evil in the Universe would have garnered an immediate second award.

The fault is Hawking's as he obviously didn't know how the Universe works.

15 posted on 03/15/2018 5:41:34 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (America returns to the Rule of Law)
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Barry Benghazi promoted leftism and severely damaged these United States. He did exactly what the Nobel Prize for Peace people want.


16 posted on 03/15/2018 5:41:58 AM PDT by NorthMountain (... the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed)
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To: Gamecock

The science prizes are really not related to the spurious “Peace” prizes, except by the name “Nobel”....

It is not one “Nobel committee” but a different committee for each prize, and the science committees have remained fairly rigorous, in contrast to the committees for Peace and for Literature.


17 posted on 03/15/2018 5:46:44 AM PDT by Enchante (FusionGPS "dirty dossier" scandal links Hillary, FBI, CIA, Dept of Justice... "Deep State" is real)
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I’ve never been a fan of scientists for that exact reason. They can’t prove it.


18 posted on 03/15/2018 5:50:52 AM PDT by caver
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So how did Zero get his without any proof.


19 posted on 03/15/2018 5:51:39 AM PDT by DownInFlames
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So how did Zero get his without any proof.


20 posted on 03/15/2018 5:51:39 AM PDT by DownInFlames
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