People such as scientist Stephen Hawking wouldn't have a chance in the U.K., where the National Health Service would say the life of this brilliant man, because of his physical handicaps, is essentially worthless.
And for those that aren't familiar with one of the worlds most brilliants minds, MLDB at Daily Kos offers up some basic facts on Hawkin that appear to have escaped IBD:
Ahem...I present to you Stephen Hawking's Biography:
------------Stephen Hawking was born to Mr. Frank Hawking, a research biologist, and Mrs. Isobel Hawking, a political activist... Though Hawking's parents were living in North London, they moved to Oxford while Isobel was pregnant with Stephen...
Oxford is in the U.K.
But wait, there's more:
------------After Stephen was born, the family moved back to London
Still in the U.K.
------------After receiving his B.A. degree at Oxford University in 1962, he stayed to study astronomy.
He "stayed". That means he is still in the U.K.
And this is basic research. Even grade-schoolers have the intellectual capacity to check Wikipedia and find this type of stuff out.
Of course, if the good people at IBD wish to challenge the very real fact that Hawkins is British, they will likely ask why he doesn't speak with an accent.