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Stephen Hawkings built his entire career on this sheister bullsh*t. His whole catalog of drivel revolves around this nonsense.
As I have said on this blog before, Professor Xavier is comic book stuff. The idea that because somebody is incapacitated in a wheelchair they must be a soopa jeenius makes sense to you if your understanding of the world never got far beyond comic books.
Hawkings was a complete failure who was unable to pass his exams, heavily indebted with medical costs and near bankruptcy when he managed to hit it big with his traveling carnival of scienmagistical wonders. Over the next thirty years alongside his fellow carny, Carl Sagan, the two of them led the entire Western world into a ridiculous fantasyland of black holes, dark matter, quantum non-physics and generic batsh*t crazy gibberish, the majority of it made up ten minutes before they wrote it down or performed it in front of a green screen. All of it appallingly bad science, abominable scholarship and dreadfully inadequate rational thinking.
Meanwhile, the real world has rolled on in a kind of static wasteland where genuine scientific progress has been negligible.
The latest expression of this market bilking cash harvesting machine has been Biotechnology, where two decades of excuses to print money have resulted in very little tech that benefits anybody anywhere except the original scammers who sold their stock early.
I am serious when I say more authentic scientific progress was made between the start of World War II and the year I was born in '63 in a single field of research than all the "progress" made after the cultural wars ended in all legitimate fields of science combined. Since 1965 there have been many technological improvements made to existing principles, especially in reduction of area for semiconductors ... but almost no significant breakthroughs or revolutionary advancements anywhere to be seen. A particularly bleak desert would be found in medicine, which came to a standstill in the mid-50s and has not budged since. The answer to nearly everything for "modern" doctors is to prescribe antibiotics or "shoot it with radiation," treatments that in 90% of cases are much worse than doing nothing at all.