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The explanations for Hawking's unusually long survival provided here are completely speculative. There is no reason to believe any of them.
The underlying mechanism of ALS is still not understood, beyond the fundamental functional issue - muscle mass deteriorates in sync with loss of nerological function. Suggestions as to why one patient falls within the norm of survival probabilities and another is an outlier are not supported by any clinical work thus far, and runs the risk of blaming the victim.

June 10, 2009 - 7:37pm


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