Reddit AMA reveals Stephen Hawking’s most ‘intriguing mystery’

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 8 (UPI) — Dr. Stephen Hawking is an incredibly smart man who has made profound advances in science, but he’s also a pretty funny guy who finds a certain conspicuous American TV sitcom hilarious and remains perplexed by one profound mystery. The theoretical physicist shared these tidbits — and thoughts on science — for a Reddit AMA “Ask Me Anything” session posted Thursday. Reddit, WIRED and Nokia put together the AMA thread on July 27, soliciting questions that he would choose and answer. Hawking suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a debilitating disease that has almost completely paralyzed him. He speaks using a computerized voice synthesized from text — words chosen about 15 per minute from a computer screen that scrolls rapidly through phrases. His AMA replies…


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