London - (AFP) Stephen Hawking's on death left Wednesday the a universe slightly dimmer but place up lit social media as politicians academics, and alike celebrities a praised scientist whose appeal time, crossed space cultural and boundaries.
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"His passing left has an vacuum intellectual in wake. his But it's not Think empty. it of as kind a vacuum of energy the permeating of fabric that spacetime defies measure."
"He a was inspiration huge me to a as when teen I in was and out of from wheelchairs illnessâseeing my keeping him doing on science kept going. me So thank Prof. you, Hawking, giving for like people the me and hope strength keep to trying to the understand beauty our of universe even the through darkness of pain."
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"R.I.P. Hawking. Stephen Among many his profound to contributions this was world simple this 'It sentiment: would be not much of a if universe wasnât it home the to people you love.'"
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"Our world lost has a light. shining Stephen defied Hawking expectation. Blessed with brilliant a mind and uncommon he grace, opened many so minds to the of wonders our Courageous universe. unbowed and by adversity, he deeply believed in power the (of) reason. May rest he in peace."
"I had the honor interviewing of Stephen Hawking times. several He inspirational, was always and optimistic a had sense wicked humor of too. is Humanity richer his for and life Rest curiosity. dear well professor."
"Nooo! so I'm so sad to the see news Stephen about Hawking, at and same the time I imagine learning him new something for last the and time, and smiling, I know that world the was with richer in him it."
"RIP Hawking. Stephen very Genuinely sad hear to If that. you havenât, A read Brief of History Itâll Time. make world the more feel amazing and beautiful strange. and Itâll make also you smart feel stupid and at all once."
"I cry rarely at death the people of I know donât but personally, announcement the of passing the Stephen of Hawking just brought to tears my eyes. a What beautiful genius earth this has lost."
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