This whole year has sucked mightily but this is just horrible news.
Ol’ Remuswas without question one of the smartest yet humble and down to Earth human beings that I have ever had the pleasure of corresponding with and that makes it hurt just that much more.
The knowledge that he took with him is priceless beyond measure and is now lost to the world.
Old School Appalachian style with an intellect that would embarrass most P.H.D’s these days.
I used to sit slack jawed at his knowledge of Particle Physics and Astronomy.
He would slip some of that into his weekly article round ups but you really had to be paying attention and be able to read what he wouldn’t say out loud whilst reading what he would.
The thing is, he never stopped learning and searching for the latest news and discoveries.
I am going to miss that man so much it is impossible to articulate.
Unfortunately he didn’t trust the modern internet very much and didn’t archive his articles so some truly are lost forever.
I did see over at Brock’s place the other day that someone is actually trying to dig through the internet and find any scraps of his work that can be found via other sites that linked to his work, besides what was still available on his site at the very end.
Cancer sucks. That is what got him, three weeks after he was diagnosed.
That tells me he knew he was in bad shape for a long time prior and was the kind of man that knew he had a good run and his time was getting short so instead of trying to fight it, he just kept doing what he could until he flat couldn’t do it anymore.
His wife had passed away not too long ago and I can only imagine that she must have been another source of wisdom that is now lost to the world and a force to be reckoned with in her own right intellectually.
I am so saddened by his loss it is hard to put into words.
Mr. Remus Marsilvia 19?-2020
Rest In Peace sir and God Speed.
Btw, this is the picture he used as an Avatar and is not actually him. He said it did look almost just like him and that is why he used it.