THANK GOD Stephen Hawking finally took the time to weigh in on the effect Zayn Malik leaving One Direction will have on the universe and greater cosmos as we know it, because I was starting to get really worried about it. Like, losing sleep with all this can’t-even’ing I’ve been doing, actually.
Alas, the beyond brilliant theoretical physicist has given humanity some co(s)mic reassurance that there’s hope out there, somewhere.
Hawking was beamed into the Sydney Opera House on Saturday night as a hologram in what has to be the coolest, most futuristic, Coachella-esque way possible, so that he could conduct a panel discussion about all the things you’d expect Stephen Hawking – the smartest man on the planet – to talk about.
Broached with the question from a young female fan (physics and One Direction alike), Hawking finally shed some light on the cosmological implications of Zayn’s decision to leave One Direction, and what it could very well mean for humanity and science moving forward.
Of course, his response was top notch.
Per Vanity Fair:
After Hawking answered inquiries about life, the universe, and everything, an attendee posed a far more important question to the acclaimed scientist: “What do you think is the cosmological effect of Zayn leaving One Direction and consequently breaking the hearts of millions of teenage girls across the world?”
“Finally, a question about something important,” Hawking said. “My advice to any heartbroken young girl is to pay close attention to the study of theoretical physics. Because one day there may well be proof of multiple universes.”
“It would not be beyond the realms of possibility that somewhere outside of our own universe lies another different universe—and in that universe, Zayn is still in One Direction.”
Hawking added that in one possible alternate universe, “she and Zayn are happily married.”
There is hope for you, One Directioners! The band could still be together RIGHT NOW in another universe, so take solace in that for the time being.
Now use this as a catalyst to go out and earn physics degrees like Hawking suggests. Someone has to reunite 1D, and it might as well be you with your Ph.D. in quantum mechanics.
[via Vanity Fair]