They gained the whole world and yet lost their souls.
The world, for the most part, is mourning and celebrating a man who gained much notoriety in the realm of science yet he rejected the very God who provided him the ability to reason in the first place.
The article provided below brings to light how sad it is when the world worships and adores their heroes without any eternal regard. They applaud them well past their deaths without any consideration for the damage that these souls have levied upon the world.
I am talking from an eternal perspective here.
While they achieved and discovered great things here and there they neglected the big picture.
The one thing they certainly proved is that life is indeed but a vapor and in an eternal sense, they have squandered the vapor that they were blessed with.
In reality they were not the first to discover whatever they are credited with discovering because the One who created them was already in the know. After all He created everything in the first place.
Such prideful men we tend to be down here on this tiny thing called earth. Yet God loves us beyond measure.
Such wasteful living these three men have encouraged.
“The ashes of Professor Stephen Hawking will be interred next to the grave of Sir Isaac Newton at Westminster Abbey, it has been revealed. The renowned theoretical physicist's final resting place will also be near that of Charles Darwin, who was buried there in 1882.” From: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-43472054
Isaac Newton rejected Christ as God. Essentially making himself a deist. There are no deists in heaven, be sure of that.
Charles Darwin rejected Christ for the lie of Atheism. There are no atheists in heaven either.
Stephen Hawking also rejected Christ and took on the illogical mantel of atheism as well and thus is not in heaven.
For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Matthew 16:26