Hypothesizing About Stephen Hawking
To The Faculty Newsletter:
I enjoy reading each issue of the Faculty Newsletter, and so was surprised to read an article making unsubstantiated insinuations about Stephen Hawking (“Stephen Hawking: The Eminent Physicist vs. The Media Myth,” Vol. XXXI No. 1). I have no dog in that particular fight, but the article contrasted particularly strongly with the piece just a few pages earlier about "beliefs based on objective truth rather than on volitional belief." Any writer is entitled to his or her opinions, but it seems curious to publish them without having provided some basis in fact.
Nonetheless, I remain an interested reader.
Assistant Professor, Department of Physics