A few words from Stephen Hawking on Star Trek

I found this passage from Hawking’s foreword to Lawrence M. Krauss’s Physics of Star Trek, and I must say it’s one of the awesomest things I have read recently.

I was very pleased that Data decided to call Newton, Einstein, and me for a game of poker aboard the Enterprise. Here was my chance to turn the tables on the two great men of gravity, particularly Einstein, who didn’t believe in chance or in God playing dice. Unfortunately, I never collected my winnings because the game had to be abandoned on account of a red alert. I contacted Paramount studios afterward to cash in my chips, but they didn’t know the exchange rate.

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