In case you were looking for a new face to friend or “like” on Facebook over the weekend, you can now follow Stephen Hawking, as he has officially joined the Facebook world. It seems he thinks Facebook will allow him to have more of an impact than he already has on individuals around the world. The famed physicist and author had this to say as his initial post:

“I have always wondered what makes the universe exist. Time and space may forever be a mystery, but that has not stopped my pursuit. Our connections to one another have grown infinitely and now that I have the chance, I’m eager to share this journey with you. Be curious, I know I will forever be.” Obviously, one can’t get a much bigger or broader connection to the rest of the world than the one that Facebook provides.

Stephen Hawking Is Now On Facebook

Hawking, who has made it no secret whatsoever that he does not believe in the existence of God (at all), is the author behind A Brief History of Time, among other books. How would you like to have written the “definitive” book on the history of time? He’s also the subject of a forthcoming movie, called The Theory of Everything. Whether his theories on time and the universe are correct or not, he has certainly had quite the impact on the scientific community at large.

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