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Stephen Hawking: Everyone's Favorite Astrophysicist

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    Renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking is one of those individuals in this world that has the ability to captivate each and every person that listens to them. Mr. Hawking's vast knowledge in the history of the universe and ability to explain it in a way that the masses can understand is something that sets him apart from nearly every scientist out there, with Neil deGrasse Tyson being one of the few exceptions. Astrophysics is not an easy concept to understand, yet Mr. Hawking has brought the Universe in all of it's spectacular complexities to millions upon millions of individuals that are looking for answers to these questions.

    Mr. Hawking's work has also elicited reactions from the millions of individuals that still believe in God, which is definitely understandable. Science and religion have had a difficult time agreeing on much of anything since the Age of Enlightenment in the mid 1600's and I don't see them mending fences anytime in the near future. However, it is vital to have individuals like Mr. Hawking that continue to teach what those individuals of the enlightenment era started teaching: the history of the Universe from the perspective of science and not dogma.