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What Makes Stephen Hawking Exceptional?
Stephen Hawking was not raised in a large city, but rather St. Albans in England where in primary school he was lazy and did not feel a need to strive for excellence and be at the top, but later in his schooling years he grew a love for mathematics and was influenced and pushed by his father to pursue chemistry and math at Oxford, his Alma Mater. Hawking was a star student to Dennis Sciama, a found of modern cosmology, who pushed him to work and influenced many of Hawking's first ideas on black holes and the creation of the universe.
Hawking has written numerous books and is now the Dennis Stanton Avery and Sally Tsui Wong-Avery Director of Research at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. Stephen Hawking is referred to as the most famous scientist of this day and this is easily understandable based on his tremendous work in theoretical physics, cosmology, and so much more opening up new ideas about our universe and its beginning and possible end.
"Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change"
A Few Books by Stephen Hawking
Hawking's Challenges and Success
Those who Helped Hawking
"We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special."
Cosmologists vs. Trancendentalism
Malcom Gladwell's "Outliers"
I agree with Gladwell on some terms of intelligence as there is an IQ and practical knowledge, as every job requires one or the other. Along with success and intelligence, as I was a child who was always in advanced classes and so with that I have been given more opportunities than someone in remedial, as being in advanced allows a student more education opportunities and tests that benefit them into college. Gladwell makes many very important conclusions that outline the education system and beyond.
Stephen Hawking reflects the IQ intelligence (as stated earlier) and the success and intelligence, as not until he raised his grades in schooling was he given so many things to look forward to and help him succeed in the long run.
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