The evolution of knowledge
He is one of the most brilliant minds of a generation. Stephen Hawking has illuminated the darkest corners of the universe, helping to unravel the mysteries of black holes and the origins of the universe. But Hawking is also well known for his refusal to be limited by a devastating disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. The CBC Digital Archives presents a selection of clips and interviews with Stephen Hawking from his many appearances on the network.
• One of Hawking's popular lectures, entitled Life in the Universe, discusses how life may develop in the future. In its introduction to intelligent life, Hawking says, "I shall take this to include the human race, even though much of its behaviour throughout history has been pretty stupid, and not calculated to aid the survival of the species."
Program: As It Happens
Broadcast Date: June 30, 1993
Guest(s): Stephen Hawking
Host: Barbara Budd
Last updated: February 9, 2012
Page consulted on March 28, 2013
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