One of our evolution posters is missing

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“Turning coffee into theorems”

Since: Dec 06

Trapped inside a Klein Bottle

#1 Jan 1, 2012
I just heard from Bob oQF that T Leary died over the Christmas weekend. According to his sister, he fell in the bathroom and struck his head.

He will be missed.
MIDutch

Waterford, MI

#2 Jan 1, 2012
Sad news. RIP TLeary.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#3 Jan 1, 2012
I saw this also and am tremendously saddened by this news. He always improved this forum with his insights and intellect.

He will definitely be sorely missed.

“Nihil curo de ista tua stulta ”

Since: May 08

Orlando

#4 Jan 1, 2012
Wow. Very sad news indeed.

“Pissing people off since 1949”

Level 8

Since: Apr 08

Seffner, FL

#5 Jan 2, 2012
Kong_ wrote:
Wow. Very sad news indeed.
Very, very sad indeed. Exchanged a couple of PM's with him a while back. Interesting guy.

http://www.topix.com/member/profile/tleary

“Pissing people off since 1949”

Level 8

Since: Apr 08

Seffner, FL

#6 Jan 2, 2012
http://www.topix.com/forum/topstories/TOCO8TE...

Geez. I talked with Henry about his son several times. As I get to Austin from time to time, I was looking forward to meeting him.

“Pay it forward!”

Level 4

Since: Oct 09

Harrisburg

#7 Jan 2, 2012
Damn ... TL was a really nice guy! How sad for his family. To lose T's son then to lose him ...

He will be missed.

“Turning coffee into theorems”

Since: Dec 06

Trapped inside a Klein Bottle

#8 Jan 2, 2012
Just to pass it along, here is the e-mail that TL's sister wrote to Bob...

> Dear Bob of Quantum-Faith, I am Sam Hagemeier, Henry's (T Leary's) sister that
> he lived with for the six months after his son Harrison died. Henry spoke very
> highly of you and I know he enjoyed corresponding with you even in the grip of
> the overpowering grief he grappled with and which seemed undiminished after
> losing Harrison, so it is with great sadness that I tell you Henry died
> Christmas morning. He apparently slipped or fell in the bathroom during the
> night and hit his head on the bathtub edge. I found him there that morning,
> already gone. I'm not sure he would have recovered enough from Harrison to
> consider life worth living, but at least he was happy his last few days, when
> our sister Sandy arrived. We had some good talks about the good old days. Our
> family grew up Presbyterian but we're all as religiously-liberal as one can
> get. To us, all philosophies that teach respect for life are the same in the
> eyes of the Creator that I can only desperately hope is out there. If there is
> an existence beyond this within which our consciousneses continue, I'm sure
> everyone gets there, whatever they believe. What pathetically little I know
> about quantum physics makes me wonder if we even exist now! My knowledge of
> same is gleaned from reading books aimed at intelligent laymen, some awesome
> astronomy courses at UT Austin, and some really good science channel shows.
> I'm wildly jealous of your math brain, by the way. Freshman calculus is as far
> as I could get, and it was amazing, so I settled (quite happily enough) for
> being a dentist. I think if the multiverse is real, where perhaps the laws of
> physics differ in each universe, the language of mathematics is constant across
> them all. How else could it be? If you think about it, all science is really
> just applied math, don't you think? I hate sitting in front of a computer, but
> I'm very glad for the evolution boards where Henry met you. Please continue
> your efforts to convince people that science and religion (the level-headed
> kind, anyway) are not mutually exclusive, especially where evolution is
> concerned. It is a beautiful method of creation, whether by the hand of a
> conscious creator or a lucky quantum fluctuation. I want to beg and plead you
> to read an incredible book by Greg Iles called "The Footprints of God". Don't
> let the title fool you. It's a fun, incredibly crisp, fast-paced high-tech sci
> fi/gov't conspiracy/quantum-computing masterpiece, and I think most athiests
> would find the inextricable theology aspect inoffensive as well. I strongly
> associated you with the brilliant, eccentric physicist Andrew Fielding
> character from the first chapter. Please, please read it - I promise you will
> enjoy it. Anyway, my sister was fortunately able to hack Henry's user acct;
> otherwise, we'd never know how to contact many of his friends. He also
> frequently mentioned a physician he befriended on the boards who lives in
> Mexico, but I don't know his name or user name. Do you know who this is? I
> would like to let him know about Henry. If you get this and want to respond,
> please use Henry's email, as I am unfamiliar with the boards and don't know how
> to search for your response. His address is jhhagemeier@hotmail.com, but you
> probably know that. Mention your QuantumBob name so I will know it is from you
> (I don't open unknown emails). Feel free to inform anyone you think
> appropriate about Henry. Very sincerely, SAM
LowellGuy

Charlotte, NC

#9 Jan 2, 2012
Man, that's really awful. He was a sharp guy whose mind was appreciated by many. Here's to his family in their time of loss.

Level 9

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#10 Jan 3, 2012
I heard about it on the atheist forum. Very sad, he will be missed.
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#11 Jan 3, 2012
My heart goes out to his family to have lost so much in just six months.

When I get back I'll raise a drink in his honour. Peace, TL.

“Maccullochella macquariensis”

Since: May 08

Melbourne, Australia

#12 Jan 3, 2012
So sad. I really enjoyed TL's contributions, he had a great mind. He will be missed.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Level 2

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#13 Jan 3, 2012
I cannot raise a glass in person with his family, true.

But I can raise a virtual toast in cyberspace to him and his legacy of intelligent and thoughtful conversation.

Here's to you, T-Leary.

“Nihil curo de ista tua stulta ”

Since: May 08

Orlando

#14 Jan 3, 2012
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
I cannot raise a glass in person with his family, true.
But I can raise a virtual toast in cyberspace to him and his legacy of intelligent and thoughtful conversation.
Here's to you, T-Leary.
Seconded!

<clink!>

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#15 Jan 3, 2012
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
I cannot raise a glass in person with his family, true.
But I can raise a virtual toast in cyberspace to him and his legacy of intelligent and thoughtful conversation.
Here's to you, T-Leary.
Raised glass. Here's to one of the good ones!

“Wear white at night.”

Since: Jun 09

Albuquerque

#16 Jan 3, 2012
polymath257 wrote:
<quoted text>
Raised glass. Here's to one of the good ones!
15th DL toasts the big T with the last of the Champagne. It's rather early in the day but he would surely approve.

“Transitional Molecular Fossils”

Since: Dec 06

Somewhere in Penn's Woods

#17 Jan 4, 2012
Sad news indeed. Your suffering is over now Henry, I am saddened that you were unable to find any respite from the pain of that unbearable loss and wish that I could have helped.

“Pay it forward!”

Level 4

Since: Oct 09

Harrisburg

#18 Jan 4, 2012
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
I cannot raise a glass in person with his family, true.
But I can raise a virtual toast in cyberspace to him and his legacy of intelligent and thoughtful conversation.
Here's to you, T-Leary.
Here! Here!

Level 9

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#19 Jan 4, 2012
Good morning. Hi SsixtytwoS! Good to see you.

:)

“Pay it forward!”

Level 4

Since: Oct 09

Harrisburg

#20 Jan 4, 2012
Princess Sue wrote:
Good morning. Hi SsixtytwoS! Good to see you.
:)
Good to see you, too!

Happy New Year!

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