On Steven Hawking, Vader and Being More Machine Than Man
Stephen Hawking has become a kind of a “brain in a vat.” Since acquiring amyotrophic lateral sclerosis almost 50 years ago, his muscles have stopped working, though his mind and senses remain unaffected. In some ways Hawking is, to borrow from Obi-Wan referring to Darth Vader, “more machine now than man.”
In one version of Hawking’s eulogistic ...
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