Hawking backs Gore: "The renowned Cambridge scientist Professor Stephen Hawking has videotaped a resounding endorsement of Al Gore, the presidential candidate, to be aired at the Democratic Party convention in Los Angeles next week." That's quite a different type of speaker from the pro wrestlers and country bands they had at the Republican convention. (ha.) Maybe the Democrats will have Green Day speak, or something, and it will all even out. ;) I saw Stephen Hawking speak in San Jose a few years ago...it was an amazing experience.