The controlled media mania over recently deceased British physicist Stephen Hawking—who is being treated as some type of great genius instead of the mediocre philosopher that he was—has been inadvertently exposed by the Director of the US Government’s National Institutes of Health (NIH), who revealed that Hawking had in fact done nothing valuable and was only a media celebrity because of his unfortunate disease.
The post, written by Dr. Francis Collins, is titled “A Tribute to Two Amazing Scientists,” and published on the NIH Director’s official blog, and was meant to be homage to Sir John Sulston, another UK physicist who also recently died, and Hawking, listing their respective achievements.
However, it is clear from Dr. Collins’s summary of the two men’s achievements that Hawkins had in fact done nothing except speculate philosophically about the universe, and proposed a theory that black holes in space produce radiation.
In his review of Sulston’s achievements, Dr. Collins spends 581 words, summarizing his contributions, which include:
– Sulston’s founding of the Sanger Centre (now the Sanger Institute) in Cambridge, England;
– Sulston’s work on the international Human Genome Project (HGP), a historic endeavor that successfully produced the first reference sequence of the human genetic blueprint, where Sulston oversaw the British contributions to that project;
– Sulston’s work in making the HGP data available to scientists around the world and his book The Common Thread. “All of humankind is now benefiting from his vision as researchers around the globe make use of these public datasets to advance human health,” Dr. Collins added.
– Suslton’s work in the HGP “ultimately contributed a full one-third of the human reference sequence” and he was “without a doubt one of the major heroes of this historic enterprise.”
– Sulston’s ground-breaking “comprehensive cell lineage map for each of the 959 cells in C. elegans” which “provided “insights into the biology of a model organism have revolutionized our understanding of how genes control developmental processes and, when gone awry, can cause cancer or birth defects.”
– Suslton’s receiving of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in recognition of his contributions to cell development and genetics.
In contrast, Dr. Collins spends 281 words summarizing Hawkins’s contribution, which consisted only of “becoming a celebrity within the world of theoretical physics” for his speculation on the “quantum mechanics of black holes, and the possibility that they could produce radiation.”
Dr. Collins could not think of anything else Hawkins had contributed, apart from gaining “pop culture celebrity status” as with his bestseller A Brief History of Time, a lay overview of space, time, God, and the future.”
For the rest of it, it was made up, as Dr. Collins inadvertently admitted at the end of his post, when he quoted Hawkins as saying that his goal was “a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all” but that “Stephen never reached this complete understanding.”
In other words, Hawkins was a media creation, who was pushed on the public only because of his disability, unlike Sulston, who actually contributed real, genuine, practical knowledge which changed the day to day lives of millions, and who was completely unknown.
One example of how Hawkins was pushed as a “celebrity”—and how the media coldly manipulated his status—was also one of his most spectacularly failed and laughable projects—the so-called “search for the Einstein of Africa.”
This was a project which Hawking announced with much fanfare while visiting South Africa in 2008, where he said during a speech that “the world of science needs Africa’s brilliant talents, and I look forward to meeting prospective young Einsteins from Africa in the near future. If my visit helps to create opportunities for Africans to enter maths and science, I will be delighted.”
Of course, Hawking—and the compliant controlled media—ignored all the scientific evidence which shows that all of sub-Saharan Africa has an average IQ in the range between 59 and 80—and that the average sub-Saharan IQ is around 62.
According to the internationally-accepted Stanford-Binet scale of intelligence, an IQ of 80 to 89 is regarded as “dull,” while an IQ between 70 and 79 is “borderline deficiency,” and an IQ between 50 and 69 is officially classified as “moron.”
The chances of Africa producing an “Einstein” is of course in real terms impossible—and that is not even taking into account the large body of work which suggests that even Einstein’s work was largely plagiarized and that his keynote theory—relatively—has been disproved time and time again.
Nonetheless, the story of Stephen Hawking’s celebrity status and hero-worship in the controlled media serves as a perfect illustration of the low-brow nature of today’s media in general, and the willingness of the establishment to reward mediocrity rather than acknowledge brilliance.
This inversion of values is applied across the board in all aspects of society, from art, culture, science, to sociology.
It is a window into the total failure of biology- and achievement-denying liberalism, the personification of the insanity that anybody can be anything with enough “education,” rather than an acceptable of the fact of innate ability.