Ask Stephen Hawking (Funny blog from Comedy Central’s and NBC’s Dwayne Perkins)

QSN: I wanted to add a quick side note here. If you do nothing else make sure you read the link below about Stephen Hawking and health care. Cheers.

I’m not at all familiar with the work of Stephen Hawking. I know his work relates to space and time, I think. I’m told even attempting to understand Hawkings can send an average man running for a bottle of aspirin and a hug from his mom. I stay away from intellectual pursuits that I’m unsure of. Not very brave I know but at least I can say that I might understand Mr. Hawkings’ theories if I ever have the chance to look through them. (replace time with courage.) This is the same reason I won’t take the test for Mensa. I don’t want to be labeled a genius anyway. Well, not officially at least.

I am struck with a question though that is so simple it borders on genius: Why don’t we have Stephen Hawking explain the financial situation once and for all and make some solid recommendations. We have the world’s preeminent brain breaking down black holes. How about some help with Detroit? I say we tell Steve, we’ll listen to your spiel about aliens to your hearts desire but 1st what say you on outsourcing?

I wouldn’t be surprised if he has already chimed in with something people didn’t want to hear or let be heard.

Einstein had some choice words about over consumption.

I didn’t find anything on Hawking and the economy but he did sort of chime in on health care.

4 thoughts on “Ask Stephen Hawking (Funny blog from Comedy Central’s and NBC’s Dwayne Perkins)

  1. Joe

    Dwayne:

    Be careful, man. Stephen Hawking would make a badass comedian if he ever decided to make it a full-time career. Serious competition threat there! 🙂 You should check out his zingers on YouTube. Dude’s really very funny.

    Now then. To your question. Actually, yeah, he’s been involved in the health care debate, at least a little.

    Last year, the editors at Investor’s Business Daily accused the health care bill of putting a price tag on human life. In an editorial, they claimed that “People such as scientist Stephen Hawking wouldn’t have a chance in the U.K., where the National Health Service would say the life of this brilliant man, because of his physical handicaps, is essentially worthless.”

    I hope you see where this is going.

    Stephen Hawking is FROM the U.K. He’s been TREATED under the auspices of the NHS. AND he responded to the editorial, saying, “I wouldn’t be here today if it were not for the NHS. I have received a large amount of high-quality treatment without which I would not have survived.”

    To add insult to hysterical idiocy is the fact that the editorial has since been scoured of all reference to Professor Hawking. The argument of the editorial remained the same, though. They don’t appear to have considered that their prime example, having been reversed, should have been offered as a countervailing food for thought.

    Huffington Post article (I know, I know):
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/08/12/stephen-hawking-enters-us_n_257343.html

    The (edited) editorial:
    http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article.aspx?id=503058

    Look, I can see multiple sides to the health care argument, but geeze louise, saying the U.K. would have KILLED Stephen Hawking IF he lived there???

  2. Joe

    LOL, just saw you linked it at the bottom of your post.

    I am not as smart as Stephen Hawking. 😛

  3. Joe

    Whups. Just saw it’s at the bottom of your post. Oh well.

    • Administrator

      no worries. thanks a bunch!!

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