Ancient Aliens: proof of Stephen Hawking’s Claim that “Philosophy is Dead” Note: This article was cited into the New York Times (July 22, 2018) as an intellectual counter to the emerging religion of “Ancient Aliens.” The Grand Design (2012), Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow claimed that “philosophy is dead” (p in the book. 5). They wrote: “We exist but for a few days, as well as in that time explore but a little part of the universe that is whole.…