Talk:Stephen Hawking

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Former featured article Stephen Hawking is a former featured article. Please see the links under Article milestones below for its original nomination page (for older articles, check the nomination archive) and why it was removed.


Under the heading "Religion", inverted commas are used oddly.

Films and Series[edit]

Stephen Hawking also appeared in: Star Trek: The Next Generation; Season: 6 Ep. 26 - The Desent Pt.1; Original Air Date: 06/21/1993 which is not listed

X mark.svg Not done appearance is ST:TNG is mentioned and well referenced in the Appearances in popular media section. Nthep (talk) 15:26, 20 October 2016 (UTC)

He is well known as an actor as much as a scientist. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:805:4201:1737:C824:137D:5888:957 (talk) 12:45, 9 January 2017 (UTC)

I'm sure many people learned of Hawking mainly through his cameos and other references in popular culture, but this is true of almost all world-famous subjects. Wikipedia chooses to downplay such references (which I would take to include "stunt-casting" cameos) when the subject is extremely well-known: per WP:IPCEXAMPLES, "The importance of the works it may be reasonable to mention in a pop-culture section should rise commensurately with the level of notability of the subject of the article in which the section appears" because we judge that "A litany of innumerable novels, TV shows, and films featuring (say) Julius Caesar... is not useful". So it's fine to leave mention of the exact episode name and airdate to the separate Stephen Hawking in popular culture page; in addition, other resources such as IMDB can provide coverage to complement Wikipedia. Rolf H Nelson (talk) 00:34, 16 January 2017 (UTC)

Is one of his fields Cosmology?[edit]

In the info box I believe "Cosmology" should be added under "Fields". I cannot make the change myself as I am an IP user. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:53, 19 November 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 8 January 2017[edit]

Change the age from 74 to 75 Jack8434 (talk) 00:02, 8 January 2017 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done The age in the infobox is automatically adjusted by a template. Give it a chance! Exemplo347 (talk) 00:04, 8 January 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 8 January 2017[edit]

Change the age from 74 to 75. Jack8434 (talk) 00:12, 8 January 2017 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done It doesn't matter how many times you request the same change - the answer is still going to be "the age is adjusted automatically by a template. Give it a chance!" Exemplo347 (talk) 00:17, 8 January 2017 (UTC)
Page manually purged. —C.Fred (talk) 00:17, 8 January 2017 (UTC)