Universe’s Biggest Mystery: Women

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According to British scientist Stephen Hawking, anyway. From Reuters:

The biggest mystery in the universe perplexing one of the world’s best known scientists is — women.

When New Scientist magazine asked “Brief History of Time” author Stephen Hawking what he thinks about most, the Cambridge University professor renowned for unraveling some of the most complex questions in modern physics answered: “Women. They are a complete mystery.”…

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  1. i’m extremely disappointed in reuters for turning a bad joke into a serious article

  2. i’m extremely disappointed in reuters for turning a bad joke into a serious article

    • justagirl | Jan 5, 2012 at 9:44 pm |

      it’s not a bad joke it’s funny.  …maybe you just didn’t get it.  lol.

      • Jin The Ninja | Jan 6, 2012 at 1:38 am |

        or paul’s sense of humour doesn’t parallel the misogynist undertone of the article.

        neither does mine.

        • justagirl | Jan 6, 2012 at 10:35 am |

          interesting.  it is you that made the article misogynistic in your comment and then denied being a misogynist.  i’m not insulted by your imaginary “undertones”.  stephen hawking knows stuff…   =^.^=   

          • It’s never been adequately explained to me how seeing misogyny or racism where it doesn’t exist actually makes one a misogynist or racist.

          • justagirl | Jan 6, 2012 at 12:54 pm |

            sorry.  i wish i could help.  i’m more of an expert in taking misogyny and racism away where it is present.  not making it appear.

          • Jin The Ninja | Jan 6, 2012 at 3:29 pm |

            i have been raised by a, interested in, exposed to, and actively calling myself a feminist/pro feminist for close to 2 decades. i’m also queer. i am not “scared” of being labeled a misogynist- it is so far from the truth. stephen hawking knows astrophysics, but i think he has severe limitations in understanding gender relationships and sexual roles. a genius in one thing does not mean a genius in all things, and frankly this was not newsworthy nor worthy of discussion as it does demonstably and without respite play upon conservative victorian attitudes towards sexuality and gender that have been strangely amplified post-regan.

          • justagirl | Jan 6, 2012 at 4:04 pm |

            :0    what?  a gay guy on disinfo?  no way.  i just want to know one thing…

            do you weara da hota paantsss?

          • Jin The Ninja | Jan 6, 2012 at 4:22 pm |

            have never/will never.

            but as a self confessed raw denim head- if momotaro/samurai/big johns/iron heart ever did some kind of raw denim hot pant- i may consider it.

          • justagirl | Jan 6, 2012 at 4:29 pm |

            diesel’s got some.  i’ll get some, too.

          • Jin The Ninja | Jan 6, 2012 at 5:30 pm |

            i have a strong feeling your legs would look much better than mine.

            one of the things i inherited from my non chinese family was hairy french cdn/metis genes.

          • justagirl | Jan 6, 2012 at 5:33 pm |

            um..  i’m pretty sure you just set off a wave of massive erections.  

          • Jin The Ninja | Jan 6, 2012 at 7:29 pm |

            …:S

    • Anarchy Pony | Jan 6, 2012 at 2:32 am |

      http://xkcd.com/799/ What could he know that we don’t?

  3. justagirl | Jan 6, 2012 at 1:44 am |

    it’s not a bad joke it’s funny.  …maybe you just didn’t get it.  lol.

  4. what’s so mysterious about women?  

  5. what’s so mysterious about women?  

    • justagirl | Jan 5, 2012 at 10:11 pm |

      LOL!  some women are retarded.

    • tooCents | Jan 6, 2012 at 2:30 am |

      It has to do with male desire of women and the unpredictability of human behavior and relationships that leads men to say women are “mysterious”. Women can have a mysterious sort of sway over your mind and the consciousness that is induced when attraction occurs can feel like a sort of spell has been cast on you. Then when trying to do something about the attraction it can be hard to think straight when your with her and her behavior easily baffles

  6. justagirl | Jan 6, 2012 at 2:11 am |

    LOL!  some women are retarded.

  7. that’s for damn sure…   but i know some men that are retarded too…

  8. justagirl | Jan 6, 2012 at 2:17 am |

    …are you really a woman?

  9. what the

  10. what the

  11. justagirl | Jan 6, 2012 at 3:37 am |

    <3

  12. Nunzio X | Jan 6, 2012 at 4:35 am |

    I can only refer you to this:

    http://vimeo.com/1471483

  13. I can only refer you to this:

    http://vimeo.com/1471483

  14. Jin (仁) | Jan 6, 2012 at 5:38 am |

    or paul’s sense of humour doesn’t parallel the misogynist undertone of the article.

    neither does mine.

  15. Anonymous | Jan 6, 2012 at 6:25 am |

    Freud said this. Which I thought is Hilarious since he said it after years of the most intimate conversations with so many women.

  16. tooCents | Jan 6, 2012 at 2:25 am |

    Freud said this. Which I thought is Hilarious since he said it after years of the most intimate conversations with so many women.

  17. Anonymous | Jan 6, 2012 at 6:30 am |

    It has to do with male desire of women and the unpredictability of human behavior and relationships that leads men to say women are “mysterious”. Women can have a mysterious sort of sway over your mind and the consciousness that is induced when attraction occurs can feel like a sort of spell has been cast on you. Then when trying to do something about the attraction it can be hard to think straight when your with her and her behavior easily baffles

  18. Anonymous | Jan 6, 2012 at 6:30 am |

    It has to do with male desire of women and the unpredictability of human behavior and relationships that leads men to say women are “mysterious”. Women can have a mysterious sort of sway over your mind and the consciousness that is induced when attraction occurs can feel like a sort of spell has been cast on you. Then when trying to do something about the attraction it can be hard to think straight when your with her and her behavior easily baffles

  19. Anarchy Pony | Jan 6, 2012 at 6:32 am |

    http://xkcd.com/799/ What could he know that we don’t?

  20. Anonymous | Jan 6, 2012 at 8:18 am |

    Wasnt this said in Back to the future 2 by no other than the one Dr. Emmet Brown – ” Better that I devote myself to studying the other great
    mystery of the universe . . . women.”    Some Geni Ash.

    .

  21. PneumamuenP | Jan 6, 2012 at 4:18 am |

    Wasnt this said in Back to the future 2 by no other than the one Dr. Emmet Brown – ” Better that I devote myself to studying the other great
    mystery of the universe . . . women.”    Some Geni Ash.

    .

  22. Lmnop_nis | Jan 6, 2012 at 10:24 am |

    There is no big mystery about women. All they are is a hormone driven, child bearing, kitchen cleaning, dinner cooking object of men’s affection(lust) who have more pronounced mammaries and a place to put my penis. The only mystery is why my beer can is empty. Time to put my woman to good use.

  23. Lmnop_nis | Jan 6, 2012 at 6:24 am |

    There is no big mystery about women. All they are is a hormone driven, child bearing, kitchen cleaning, dinner cooking object of men’s affection(lust) who have more pronounced mammaries and a place to put my penis. The only mystery is why my beer can is empty. Time to put my woman to good use.

  24. Anonymous | Jan 6, 2012 at 2:03 pm |

    The only thing mysterious about women is they don’t understand men. He’s hungry, horny and tired (in no specific order) and that’s it!! If more women understood this their lives would be a lot happier. My man would walk to the ends of the earth for me because he gets food, sex and a clean bed (or couch, whatever) and in return I have a comfortable life. Not rich but very content 🙂

  25. The only thing mysterious about women is they don’t understand men. He’s hungry, horny and tired (in no specific order) and that’s it!! If more women understood this their lives would be a lot happier. My man would walk to the ends of the earth for me because he gets food, sex and a clean bed (or couch, whatever) and in return I have a comfortable life. Not rich but very content 🙂

    • Because all men are as simpleminded as you think your husband is.

      • LOL!!! Now how did you come to that conclusion? You are insecure eh?

        • Because I’m interested in more things than food, sex, and sleep.  Is that insecure?

          • You’re just saying that to get laid…

          • No, I won’t have sex with you.

          • I think you’re overcomplicating what I said, reading meaning that isn’t there and looking to take offence. Womanish traits. My sweetie is very smart intuitive and kind, he works hard and he comes home to a warm happy house. The rest follows naturally when the foundation is secure.

          • Ah, I get it.  I’m effeminate, if not gay.

          • You’re funny. First you imply I think my husband is ‘simple’ then you imply I think you’re effeminate. Maybe you’re p-whipped? You sure are defensive. I don’t understand why you take such offense to me understanding what makes my husband a content man.

          • Oh come on now, everyone here can read.  Saying a man has “womanish” traits is another way of calling him effeminate.  And I didn’t imply your husband is simple, I said your view of males is simple.  As is your view of women, by the way, and your own failure to analyze your own statements, and mine, to their conclusions proves it incorrect.

            Unless, of course, your purposely trying to attack my manhood me for not being as simpleminded as you think your husband is.  I don’t know, but maybe he’s the one who’s pussy whipped.

          • You aren’t even reading what I’m writing, your reply is entirely inaccurate and misdirected on all counts. Cheerio.

          • HAH!  *High-fives Hadrian999 and Tuna Ghost*

          • Jin The Ninja | Jan 13, 2012 at 1:53 am |

            from the sound of it, i doubt you even understand the words your wrote or their implications. and to that snide comment about andrew’s traits, gender and sexuality are fluid, not rigid and should not be judged by a frivalous,pseudo victorian housefrau with little to naught a brain.

          • LOL. By ‘pseudo victorian housefrau’ I assume you refer to Miss Piggy of the Muppets? Sorry if the relevance escapes you, by your syntax I can tell you don’t really understand the words you use, only that they sound intelligent. Anyways, back to Miss Piggy. I guess you intended insult, actually it’s rather obvious you did. But I’m rather pleased to be likened to her, better than nondescript references to the insipid ‘fluid sexuality’ of rug munchers and metro-sexuals that leaves you no identity at all.

          • Ah, that last sentence explains why you keep digging the hole you’re in deeper.  Your identity is based upon gender stereotypes, and to see their flaws exposed makes you feel attacked.

            If you don’t want your cage rattled, this really isn’t a good website to try to defend the lies you’ve been raised on.

          • Jin The Ninja | Jan 13, 2012 at 3:25 pm |

            `relevance`? i assume you meant reference.

            ‘my syntax’ is distinctive, but still following the loose conventions of standard written english- i assume you don’t read very much- fiction or nonfic, if you find my style difficult to interpret.

            Yes, I intended to be casually insulting, even as you were explicitly so to Andrew. I thought perhaps subtlety would disarm your lack of wit.

            “Rug Munchers” I will assume this is referring to the cis gender females of the GLBTQ community. and if that is the highest verbal abuse you can lay upon them, well your tone and wrote repartee are quite lacking.

            for a solecistic, inerudite internet troll such as yourself, i am shocked you have access to the concept of ‘identity’ as that requires some form of critical thought. However, i can readily assume your ‘identity’ is formulaic and subverted to the gender role you assume and that which you place on cis gendered men. Un-Original.

          • Attack your manhood? ROFLMFAO!!! You’re doing a fine job of attacking it all by yourself. Manhood to men like you is shopping at gap and driving a beemer. pffft.

          • Thanks for proving my point, again.

          • Tuna Ghost | Jan 8, 2012 at 5:36 am |

            I think you’re overcomplicating what I said, reading meaning that isn’t there and looking to take offence. Womanish traits. 

            That’ll happen when you get your talking points from a Chris Rock stand-up bit.  I wasn’t aware that pointing out sloppy thinking is a womanish thing, but that would explain why I have a vagina all of a sudden

        • Hadrian999 | Jan 6, 2012 at 11:59 pm |

          if you only have 3 desires and they are all of a base nature you are simpleminded, but it is quite admirable of you to give comfort one of gods special children

      • justagirl | Jan 6, 2012 at 1:08 pm |

        he’s not simpleminded..  maybe he just needs a vacation.  lol.

  26. justagirl | Jan 6, 2012 at 2:35 pm |

    interesting.  it is you that made the article misogynistic in your comment and then denied being a misogynist.  i’m not insulted by your imaginary “undertones”.  stephen hawking knows stuff…   =^.^=   

  27. It’s never been adequately explained to me how seeing misogyny or racism where it doesn’t exist actually makes one a misogynist or racist.

  28. Because all men are as simpleminded as you think your husband is.

  29. justagirl | Jan 6, 2012 at 4:54 pm |

    sorry.  i wish i could help.  i’m more of an expert in taking misogyny and racism away where it is present.  not making it appear.

  30. Anonymous | Jan 6, 2012 at 4:57 pm |

    LOL!!! Now how did you come to that conclusion? You are insecure eh?

  31. justagirl | Jan 6, 2012 at 5:08 pm |

    he’s not simpleminded..  maybe he just needs a vacation.  lol.

  32. Because I’m interested in more things than food, sex, and sleep.  Is that insecure?

  33. Jin (仁) | Jan 6, 2012 at 7:29 pm |

    i have been raised by a, interested in, exposed to, and actively calling myself a feminist/pro feminist for close to 2 decades. i’m also queer. i am not “scared” of being labeled a misogynist- it is so far from the truth. stephen hawking knows astrophysics, but i think he has severe limitations in understanding gender relationships and sexual roles. a genius in one thing does not mean a genius in all things, and frankly this was not newsworthy nor worthy of discussion as it does demonstably and without respite play upon conservative victorian attitudes towards sexuality and gender that have been strangely amplified post-regan.

  34. justagirl | Jan 6, 2012 at 8:04 pm |

    :0    what?  a gay guy on disinfo?  no way.  i just want to know one thing…

    do you weara da hota paantsss?

  35. justagirl | Jan 6, 2012 at 8:04 pm |

    :0    what?  a gay guy on disinfo?  no way.  i just want to know one thing…

    do you weara da hota paantsss?

  36. Jin (仁) | Jan 6, 2012 at 8:22 pm |

    have never/will never.

    but as a self confessed raw denim head- if momotaro/samurai/big johns/iron heart ever did some kind of raw denim hot pant- i may consider it.

  37. justagirl | Jan 6, 2012 at 8:29 pm |

    diesel’s got some.  i’ll get some, too.

  38. You’re just saying that to get laid…

  39. Johnnyutah | Jan 6, 2012 at 9:05 pm |

    Women are crazy and men are stupid. Problem solved. Now I’m off to prove the existence of the Higgs Boson…so that I can get famous and get laid…

  40. Johnnyutah | Jan 6, 2012 at 5:05 pm |

    Women are crazy and men are stupid. Problem solved. Now I’m off to prove the existence of the Higgs Boson…so that I can get famous and get laid…

  41. Jin (仁) | Jan 6, 2012 at 9:30 pm |

    i have a strong feeling your legs would look much better than mine.

    one of the things i inherited from my non chinese family was hairy french cdn/metis genes.

  42. justagirl | Jan 6, 2012 at 9:33 pm |

    um..  i’m pretty sure you just set off a wave of massive erections.  

  43. No, I won’t have sex with you.

  44. Jin (仁) | Jan 6, 2012 at 11:29 pm |

    …:S

  45. Hadrian999 | Jan 7, 2012 at 3:59 am |

    if you only have 3 desires and they are all of a base nature you are simpleminded, but it is quite admirable of you to give comfort one of gods special children

  46. Anonymous | Jan 7, 2012 at 12:45 pm |

    I think you’re overcomplicating what I said, reading meaning that isn’t there and looking to take offence. Womanish traits. My sweetie is very smart intuitive and kind, he works hard and he comes home to a warm happy house. The rest follows naturally when the foundation is secure.

  47. Ah the grand mystery of women….

    Not to mention the mystery of just one part — the clitoris: nature’s Rubik’s Cube. 🙂

  48. Ah the grand mystery of women….

    Not to mention the mystery of just one part — the clitoris: nature’s Rubik’s Cube. 🙂

  49. First you’ll have to blow her up.

  50. Ah, I get it.  I’m effeminate, if not gay.

  51. Well, I’m no brilliant, iconic astrophysicist, but it’s not really women I don’t understand, it’s people in general. 

    Although, to be fair, I’m pretty sure he was just making a joke.  That Stephen Hawking – 70 years old and still a card. 

  52. Well, I’m no brilliant, iconic astrophysicist, but it’s not really women I don’t understand, it’s people in general. 

    Although, to be fair, I’m pretty sure he was just making a joke.  That Stephen Hawking – 70 years old and still a card. 

  53. Tuna Ghost | Jan 8, 2012 at 9:36 am |

    I think you’re overcomplicating what I said, reading meaning that isn’t there and looking to take offence. Womanish traits. 

    That’ll happen when you get your talking points from a Chris Rock stand-up bit.  I wasn’t aware that pointing out sloppy thinking is a womanish thing, but that would explain why I have a vagina all of a sudden

  54. Tuna Ghost | Jan 8, 2012 at 9:36 am |

    I think you’re overcomplicating what I said, reading meaning that isn’t there and looking to take offence. Womanish traits. 

    That’ll happen when you get your talking points from a Chris Rock stand-up bit.  I wasn’t aware that pointing out sloppy thinking is a womanish thing, but that would explain why I have a vagina all of a sudden

  55. Tuna Ghost | Jan 8, 2012 at 9:36 am |

    I think you’re overcomplicating what I said, reading meaning that isn’t there and looking to take offence. Womanish traits. 

    That’ll happen when you get your talking points from a Chris Rock stand-up bit.  I wasn’t aware that pointing out sloppy thinking is a womanish thing, but that would explain why I have a vagina all of a sudden

  56. Tuna Ghost | Jan 8, 2012 at 9:36 am |

    I think you’re overcomplicating what I said, reading meaning that isn’t there and looking to take offence. Womanish traits. 

    That’ll happen when you get your talking points from a Chris Rock stand-up bit.  I wasn’t aware that pointing out sloppy thinking is a womanish thing, but that would explain why I have a vagina all of a sudden

  57. Tuna Ghost | Jan 8, 2012 at 9:36 am |

    I think you’re overcomplicating what I said, reading meaning that isn’t there and looking to take offence. Womanish traits. 

    That’ll happen when you get your talking points from a Chris Rock stand-up bit.  I wasn’t aware that pointing out sloppy thinking is a womanish thing, but that would explain why I have a vagina all of a sudden

  58. Anonymous | Jan 8, 2012 at 1:17 pm |

    You’re funny. First you imply I think my husband is ‘simple’ then you imply I think you’re effeminate. Maybe you’re p-whipped? You sure are defensive. I don’t understand why you take such offense to me understanding what makes my husband a content man.

  59. Oh come on now, everyone here can read.  Saying a man has “womanish” traits is another way of calling him effeminate.  And I didn’t imply your husband is simple, I said your view of males is simple.  As is your view of women, by the way, and your own failure to analyze your own statements, and mine, to their conclusions proves it incorrect.

    Unless, of course, your purposely trying to attack my manhood me for not being as simpleminded as you think your husband is.  I don’t know, but maybe he’s the one who’s pussy whipped.

  60. Anonymous | Jan 8, 2012 at 9:31 pm |

    You aren’t even reading what I’m writing, your reply is entirely inaccurate and misdirected on all counts. Cheerio.

  61. HAH!  *High-fives Hadrian999 and Tuna Ghost*

  62. Jin (仁) | Jan 13, 2012 at 5:53 am |

    from the sound of it, i doubt you even understand the words your wrote or their implications. and to that snide comment about andrew’s traits, gender and sexuality are fluid, not rigid and should not be judged by a frivalous,pseudo victorian housefrau with little to naught a brain.

  63. Anonymous | Jan 13, 2012 at 2:52 pm |

    Attack your manhood? ROFLMFAO!!! You’re doing a fine job of attacking it all by yourself. Manhood to men like you is shopping at gap and driving a beemer. pffft.

  64. Thanks for proving my point, again.

  65. Thanks for proving my point, again.

  66. Thanks for proving my point, again.

  67. Anonymous | Jan 13, 2012 at 3:13 pm |

    LOL. By ‘pseudo victorian housefrau’ I assume you refer to Miss Piggy of the Muppets? Sorry if the relevance escapes you, by your syntax I can tell you don’t really understand the words you use, only that they sound intelligent. Anyways, back to Miss Piggy. I guess you intended insult, actually it’s rather obvious you did. But I’m rather pleased to be likened to her, better than nondescript references to the insipid ‘fluid sexuality’ of rug munchers and metro-sexuals that leaves you no identity at all.

  68. Anonymous | Jan 13, 2012 at 3:13 pm |

    LOL. By ‘pseudo victorian housefrau’ I assume you refer to Miss Piggy of the Muppets? Sorry if the relevance escapes you, by your syntax I can tell you don’t really understand the words you use, only that they sound intelligent. Anyways, back to Miss Piggy. I guess you intended insult, actually it’s rather obvious you did. But I’m rather pleased to be likened to her, better than nondescript references to the insipid ‘fluid sexuality’ of rug munchers and metro-sexuals that leaves you no identity at all.

  69. Anonymous | Jan 13, 2012 at 3:13 pm |

    LOL. By ‘pseudo victorian housefrau’ I assume you refer to Miss Piggy of the Muppets? Sorry if the relevance escapes you, by your syntax I can tell you don’t really understand the words you use, only that they sound intelligent. Anyways, back to Miss Piggy. I guess you intended insult, actually it’s rather obvious you did. But I’m rather pleased to be likened to her, better than nondescript references to the insipid ‘fluid sexuality’ of rug munchers and metro-sexuals that leaves you no identity at all.

  70. Ah, that last sentence explains why you keep digging the hole you’re in deeper.  Your identity is based upon gender stereotypes, and to see their flaws exposed makes you feel attacked.

    If you don’t want your cage rattled, this really isn’t a good website to try to defend the lies you’ve been raised on.

  71. Jin (仁) | Jan 13, 2012 at 7:25 pm |

    `relevance`? i assume you meant reference.

    ‘my syntax’ is distinctive, but still following the loose conventions of standard written english- i assume you don’t read very much- fiction or nonfic, if you find my style difficult to interpret.

    Yes, I intended to be casually insulting, even as you were explicitly so to Andrew. I thought perhaps subtlety would disarm your lack of wit.

    “Rug Munchers” I will assume this is referring to the cis gender females of the GLBTQ community. and if that is the highest verbal abuse you can lay upon them, well your tone and wrote repartee are quite lacking.

    for a solecistic, inerudite internet troll such as yourself, i am shocked you have access to the concept of ‘identity’ as that requires some form of critical thought. Howeve, i can readily assume your ‘identity’ is formulaic and subverted to the gender role you assume and that which you place on cis gendered men. Original.

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