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    Re: Stephen Hawking awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom at White House

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Well he was one of the Vice Presidential Action Rangers, tasked with protecting the time-space continuum from disruptions.

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    Re: Stephen Hawking awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom at White House

    So you can leave a drowning mistress in a creek and get kicked out of Harvard for cheating and still win the Medal of Freedom from Obama?

    Excellent stadards, Dear Leader.

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    Re: Stephen Hawking awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom at White House

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    WTF did he do? You know, other people have had a more profound impact on science that Hawking.
    Name one that is still alive... do you have any idea of how revolutionary and useful his theories and ideas have been? How far he has advanced our understanding of how our universe works?

    [ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Hawking]Stephen Hawking - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]
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    Re: Stephen Hawking awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom at White House

    Quote Originally Posted by Crunch View Post
    Name one that is still alive... do you have any idea of how revolutionary and useful his theories and ideas have been? How far he has advanced our understanding of how our universe works?

    Stephen Hawking - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Carl Weinman, Eric Cornell, Steven Chu, Albert Fert, Peter Grünberg, etc.

    Hawking radiation is a good theory, it explains a lot; but the majority of what Hawking created is untestable theory. How many Nobel Prizes does Hawking have?
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    Re: Stephen Hawking awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom at White House

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Carl Weinman, Eric Cornell, Steven Chu, Albert Fert, Peter Grünberg, etc.

    Hawking radiation is a good theory, it explains a lot; but the majority of what Hawking created is untestable theory. How many Nobel Prizes does Hawking have?
    How many does Algore have?

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    Re: Stephen Hawking awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom at White House

    Quote Originally Posted by Crunch View Post
    How many does Algore have?
    What's that show? The Nobel Peace prize is different than the Nobel Prize in physics. Maybe if Al Gore had received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry or something, you'd have a point. But he didn't, so you don't. While Hawking contributed to theory, and specifically Hawking radiation can be used to explain many things, nothing has come from Hawking's theories in practice. And there are many many more physicists (alive today) whom have had a larger impact on science, some of who I have previously listed (do you even know who those people are or what they did).
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    Re: Stephen Hawking awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom at White House

    Quote Originally Posted by NDNdancer View Post
    What I find ludicrous is that anyone would question his being honored with this award.
    Its called the FREEDOM MEDAL for a reason.

    How has Stevie advanced the causes of freedom?

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    Re: Stephen Hawking awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom at White House

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Its called the FREEDOM MEDAL for a reason.

    How has Stevie advanced the causes of freedom?
    Helping us explore space, freely?

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    Re: Stephen Hawking awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom at White House

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    To anyone who doesn't think that there's any opposition to Obama based on his race rather than his policies, I present Exhibit A.
    So, you're opposed to the Messiah because he's half-white?

    What's that got to do with the politicization of the Medal of Freedom?

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    Re: Stephen Hawking awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom at White House

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    Helping us explore space, freely?
    He's not an engineer. He's done nothing to improve space travel.

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