Is Stephen Hawking a Hypocrite?
Stephen Hawking, who suffers from motor neurone disease, uses Israeli technology as part of a computer system that helps him function and communicate.
This week the physicist Stephen Hawking announced he was joining a number of other scientists in boycotting The Israeli Presidential Conference in Jerusalem as a protest of Israeli's policies toward Palestinians.
This has led some critics to charge Hawking with hypocrisy, since the scientist, who suffers from motor neurone disease, uses Israeli technology as part of a computer system that helps him function and communicate.
"I suggest if he truly wants to pull out of Israel he should also pull out his Intel Core i7 from his tablet," said the Israeli human rights attorney Nitsana Darshan-Leitner.
What do you think ? . . .
Is Stephen Hawking a hypocrite?
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From questionable shipwrecks to outright attacks, they clearly don't want to be bothered.
- Many have tried to contact the Sentinelese, to write about them, or otherwise.
- But the inhabitants of the 23 square mile island in the Bay of Bengal don't want anything to do with the outside world.
- Their numbers are unknown, but either 40 or 500 remain.
At least he wasn't burned at the stake, right?
- The letter suggests Galileo censored himself a bit in order to fly more under the radar. It didn't work, though.
- The Royal Society Journal will publish the variants of the letters shortly, and scholars will begin to analyze the results.
- The letter was in obscurity for hundreds of years in Royal Society Library in London.
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