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Edited and translated by Ye Xin, People's Daily Online
Top 1. Stephen Hawking
"Ever since the dawn of civilization, people have craved for an understanding of the underlying order of the world—why it is as it is, and why it exists at all," the quadriplegic British theoretical physicist intoned, as vaguely celestial music jingled over the PA in a darkened stadium. "But even if we do find a complete theory of everything, it is just a set of rules and equations. What is it that breathes fire into the equations, and makes a universe for them to describe?"