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|Nathan Hawking, R.I.P.|
Posted by Aaron on 7/23, 1:23pm
|Today I got word that Nathan Hawking died at age 59 of pancreatic cancer on July 5, 2006.|
Many may remember Nathan as one of the most prolific posters on SOLOHQ around a year ago. He later also created the site 'We The Thinking' (now down) exploring general philosophical questions and arguments. Upon his diagnosis this past winter, Nathan began creating 'We The Dead', a site dedicated to transhumanism and the conquest of death - in a lighthearted manner. Unfortunately he didn't have a chance to finish this endeavor.
I found Nathan one of the most insightful and clever people I've had the pleasure of crossing paths with online. Even if I didn't agree with him, I could be sure he'd always say something that makes you have to seriously stop and think. One of my last emails to him was to say I hoped he had a chance for time away from treatment and WTT/WTD to tour the world, rock-climb, skydive - any risks normal life and consideration of mortality holds us back from. He appreciated the sentiment, but would prefer instead only to be able to spend time trout fishing in Wyoming. I hope he got the chance.
Rest in peace Nathan, you are missed.