I've always wanted to go out there and debate the man while he was alive.
There was always something disagreeable (in a good way) about what he said beyond astrophysics (maybe there too if you know more about astrophysics).
But then again, I can't think of a more fitting tribute to a man and a mind you never met than that.
I don't really agree with the "great men theory" in history [...] I do hope history will remember Stephen Hawking.
History is indistinct from those who tell it and it is their needs that shape it.