Stephen Hawking’s Uplifting Message: You Can Get Yourself Out of Any Hole, No Matter What Their Size

Sev­er­al weeks back, you might recall, Stephen Hawk­ing deliv­ered two Rei­th lec­tures over the radio air­waves of the BBC –one called “Do Black Holes Have No Hair?,” the oth­er “Black Holes Ain’t as Black as They Are Paint­ed.” Both were fea­tured here, accom­pa­nied by some live­ly chalk­board ani­ma­tions.

Above you can watch an out­take from the sec­ond lec­ture, this time ani­mat­ed in a dif­fer­ent aes­thet­ic. It’s trip­py, hyp­not­ic, and unless you’re ground­ed in the mate­r­i­al, the talk will leave you a lit­tle baffled–at least until the end, when Hawk­ing leaves us with a life-affirm­ing mes­sage any­one can relate to. “If you feel like you’re in a black hole, don’t give up. There’s a way out.” At once, he’s talk­ing lit­er­al­ly about black holes that are no longer thought to con­sume every­thing they encounter, and the metaphor­i­cal ones we all run into, some­where along the way, in life.

On that uplift­ing note, anoth­er week begins…

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Relat­ed Con­tent

Stephen Hawking’s Lec­tures on Black Holes Now Ful­ly Ani­mat­ed with Chalk­board Illus­tra­tions

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Psy­che­del­ic Ani­ma­tion Takes You Inside the Mind of Stephen Hawk­ing

The Big Ideas of Stephen Hawk­ing Explained with Sim­ple Ani­ma­tion

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  • Mark Aasen says:

    Dear Mr. Hawk­ing. If you would read this and respond with your opin­ion, good or bad, please.
    I believe that 30 to 35 bil­lion years ago there was a BIG BANG. This one did not have just the right things to form stars, plan­ets, galax­ies the way the next Big Bang did. Our Big Bang 13 to 14 bil­lion years ago.
    This Big Bang spewed out hydro­gen, heli­um, and elec­trons.
    These things expand­ed but nev­er formed any­thing. Even­tu­al­ly the hydro­gen, heli­um, and the elec­trons changed, after sev­er­al bil­lion years, into some­thing else.
    I believe the hydro­gen and heli­um changed into what we call DARK MATTER and the elec­trons changed into what we call DARK ENERGY.
    This is what I think is what makes up what we call the fab­ric of space.
    I also think this ” fab­ric of space ” is what pre­vents us from going faster than light. How­ev­er, I think it’s pos­si­ble to find a was around that prob­lem, so we could trav­el even a 100 times faster than light. I believe this I admit, because if we can not, alone in the uni­verse or not, we will nev­er see for our­selves. Thank you for your time.

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