How sad, and yet how amazing his life was. Born on the 300th anniversary of Galileo’s death, the news of Stephens death reaches us on Albert Einstein’s birthday. He was proud of the Galileo connection, so I imagine the Einstein birthday thing would have pleased him too.
“No one created our universe, and no one directs our fate. This leads me to a profound realization; There is probably no heaven, and no afterlife either. We have this one life to appreciate the grand design of the universe, and for that I am extremely grateful.”