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Itís official: thanks to Stephen Hawking's Israel boycott, anti-Semitism is no more
The Independent [UK] | 17 May 2013 | Howard Jacobson

Posted on 10/22/2013 1:13:52 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Israel; United Kingdom
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A bit old, but well worth the read. Howard Jacobson rips the boycott-Israel movement a new Clymer.
1 posted on 10/22/2013 1:13:52 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows

Stephen Hawkins, a brilliant mind but only up to a point and with limitations.


2 posted on 10/22/2013 1:59:58 AM PDT by saintgermaine
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To: saintgermaine

There is a big difference between wisdom and intelligence. The most intelligent people I have known tend to be deficient in the wisdom department having spent the majority of their life buried in books instead of the real world.


3 posted on 10/22/2013 2:02:22 AM PDT by RC one
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To: saintgermaine

“Steven Hawking is a brilliant physicist and when it comes to theology I can say he’s a brilliant physicist.”
—Guy Consolmagno, http://www.theguardian.com/science/2010/sep/17/pope-astronomer-baptise-aliens


4 posted on 10/22/2013 2:22:17 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Maybe he can attend a conference in Somalia.


5 posted on 10/22/2013 2:28:50 AM PDT by Darteaus94025 (Phony President)
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To: Darteaus94025

OK, that’s funny!


6 posted on 10/22/2013 2:32:06 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: saintgermaine

The disease has reached the cognitive centers. Sorry Steve, the truth is out there and so are you.


7 posted on 10/22/2013 3:12:22 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: servo1969; Slings and Arrows; saintgermaine; RC one; Darteaus94025; Vaquero

Old, and not true. Good op-ed otherwise.

BDS lied about Stephen Hawking joining anti-Israel academic boycott
legalinsurrection.com | 5-8-2013 | William A. Jacobson
Posted on 05/08/2013 6:02:16 AM PDT by servo1969
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3017019/posts


8 posted on 10/22/2013 3:49:02 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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Palestinian scholars

Maybe I've missed the whole point in life, but this sounds oxymoronic.

9 posted on 10/22/2013 4:02:12 AM PDT by stevem
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To: saintgermaine
Stephen Hawkins, a brilliant mind but only up to a point and with limitations.

He is likely a brilliant physicist. I don't know because I don't understand how all the relativity related building blocks work, although they are much better than interesting.

If his translators have been faithful, he's said things when he ventures from the mathematics of physics that prove he is incapable of getting through his own firewall so to relate to humans or the physical world, for that matter. He doesn't work and play well with others.

He dismisses objections that he can't fit into his template, even by other physicists regarding his own theories, as irrelevant.

10 posted on 10/22/2013 4:14:02 AM PDT by stevem
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To: Slings and Arrows
Stephen Hawking is one of the stupidest “best and brightest” thinkers around. He can wax eloquently about the universe, being a cosmologist and theoretical physicist, but he has exactly zero understanding of the real world and what makes it tick. His understand of history and of the politics of the Middle East are equivalent to those of a potted plant.
11 posted on 10/22/2013 4:55:31 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: SunkenCiv

While there was some confusion at first, Hawking is indeed boycotting Israel. Timeline here:

http://www.jta.org/2013/05/08/default/after-erroneous-denials-stephen-hawking-affirms-academic-boycott-of-israel


12 posted on 10/22/2013 6:15:52 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: stevem

Bomb belts don’t invent themselves.


13 posted on 10/22/2013 6:16:59 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: RC one

I have a feeling you hit the nail right on the head.


14 posted on 10/23/2013 1:15:30 AM PDT by saintgermaine
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