Most people assume because Stephen Hawking is unable to speak, is in a wheelchair and is recognized as a physicist that he is super smart.
I know that we have a ‘wounded bird’ syndrome because I worked for years with Ed Roberts and Judy Heumann founders of the disability rights community. I learned that we make extraordinary exceptions for the disabled to the point of absurdity. Just as a dimwit like Barack Obama can graduate from Columbia and Harvard Law (no grades there) because he claims to be black so can a disabled person like Stephen Hawking get a long way with little or no talent.
I have been validated on many occasions by statements from Hawking. Most evident of his mental dwarfism is his hatred of Jews and Israel that he expresses on a regular basis.
Most recently he contributed a discussion to the British Guardian in which he shows his attachment to many bogus Lefty ideas ranging from Climate Armageddon to anti-Trump paranoia.
Don’t let the ‘wounded bird’ syndrome mislead you. Stephen Hawking is a standard paranoid Jew hating kool-aide drinking Lefty.