[–] WhyNoDonuts 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

His teeth tell th tale. Pre-1985 hawking had worn down discolored nubs for teeth, usually the bottom ones are visible in photos. Post 85 hawking has recessed gums holding stained teeth that are fully formed. These arent caps or anything.

So either his teeth were capped with a secret technology unused before and after his case, his bottom teeth recovered from black nubbyness and regrew, or post 85 Hawk isn't the same guy. Lots of other evidence also.

[–] pitenius 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

An archive because this page made my anti-virus and script blocking wig out.

[–] Amadameus 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Interesting conspiracy! Although I'm not sold on the motive. The article is rather thin in that area - are we supposed to believe that they found someone to impersonate Stephen just for the sake of book sales?

[–] Ohsoedgy 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Nobody needs to "impersonate" Hawking. It's a computer doing everything. The guy sits in that chair like a used wad of chewing gum (Sausage Party refrence for those thinking I'm harsh)

[–] Amadameus 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

They don't need to act in order to impersonate him, no - but covering up a death is not easy. That took work and involved risk. Why would they invest that energy - just for some book sales?

Maybe the Hawking family was a bunch of money-grubbing cunts and wanted to milk their golden goose for a few more years, but are we then going to believe that a bunch of amateurs successfully found a body double and convinced them to live the life of a potato for decades? For a cut of book sales?

The only people who can exert that kind of influence (IMO) is the government. And I can't really see any way they're profiting from Hawking still being around.

[–] 00ellis 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

A motive is secondary. They are either frauds or they aren't

[–] 00ellis 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

are we supposed to believe that they found someone to impersonate Stephen just for the sake of book sales?

Yes. I have two doplegangers in my friend circle, imagine if you have millions of dollars there are plenty of people that look like each other...just not quite obviously since Hawking died decades ago

[–] 9273552 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

The man could die three times and here in the US they still wouldn't provide clinicians with any information on any other motor neuron disease other than ALS. Which is a physical manfestation of frontotemporal dementia.