Stephen Hawking

The Lion, the Witch and the Physicist

  • Jul 28, 2012
  • Charlie W. Starr
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I am a C. S. Lewis fanatic. I’ve read all his works, been to his home in England, and even written a book about one of his stories. For an expert, it can be humbling when an amateur points out something you’ve missed. The book was The Lion, the Witch …

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How C. S. Lewis “Prefutes” Stephen Hawking

  • Sep 23, 2010
  • David C. Downing
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Last summer Sarah Palin accidentally coined the word refudiate, apparently an amalgam of “refute” and “repudiate.” I would like to propose a kindred word, prefute, which means to neutralize someone’s arguments before they have even been proposed. In a recent issue of the Wall Street Journal (Sept. 10, 2010), physicists …

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