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Stephen Hawking to Attend Benefactor’s Memorial in San Diego

Internationally-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking will be in San Diego this Saturday to attend a private tree planting ceremony at the Chinese Bilingual Preschool in memory of his close friend and benefactor, Dennis Avery.

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Stephen Hawking speaks about space exploration during a lecture in April 2008 at George Washington University.

Hawking was unable to attend the Avery’s funeral last August due to hospitalization in England at the time. Hawking promised Avery’s widow, Sally Wong-Avery, principal of the school, that he would come back the following year to plant a tree in Avery’s honor.

According to Wong-Avery, Hawking and Avery were close friends who attended Trinity Hall, Cambridge together in the 1960s. Heir to the Avery Dennison label fortune, Avery founded the Center for Theoretical Cosmology and supported much of Hawking’s work. The two often traveled together to attend international conferences and award ceremonies.

This will be Hawking’s first visit to San Diego. The event will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 13th. It will not be open to the general public.

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bgrnathan | April 17, 2013 at 1:26 p.m. ― 3 years, 5 months ago

SCIENCE SHOWS THE UNIVERSE CANNOT BE ETERNAL because it could not have sustained itself eternally due to the law of entropy (increasing energy decay, even in an open system). Einstein confirmed that space, matter, and time all had a beginning. Even time had a beginning! Time is not eternal. Popular evolutionary scientist Stephen Hawking admits that the universe came from nothing but he believes that nothing became something by a natural process yet to be discovered. That's not rational thinking at all, and it also would be making the effect greater than its cause to say that nothing created something. The beginning had to be of supernatural origin because natural laws and processes do not have the ability to bring something into existence from nothing. The supernatural cannot be proved by science but science points to a supernatural intelligence for the origin and order of the universe. Where did God come from? God, being infinite, didn't need a beginning or cause, and God is not under the law of entropy. Read my Internet article: HOW FORENSIC SCIENCE REFUTES ATHEISM

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