Skip to comments.Stephen Hawking: God was not needed to create the Universe
Posted on 09/02/2010 6:21:27 AM PDT by tlb
The Big Bang was the result of the inevitable laws of physics and did not need God to spark the creation of the Universe, Stephen Hawking has concluded.
In his latest book, The Grand Design, an extract of which is published in Eureka magazine in The Times, Hawking said: Because there is a law such as gravity, the Universe can and will create itself from nothing. Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the Universe exists, why we exist.
It is not necessary to invoke God to light the blue touch paper and set the Universe going.
In June this year Prof Hawking told a Channel 4 series that he didn't believe that a "personal" God existed. He told Genius of Britain: "The question is: is the way the universe began chosen by God for reasons we can't understand, or was it determined by a law of science? I believe the second. If you like, you can call the laws of science 'God', but it wouldn't be a personal God that you could meet, and ask questions."
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Funny that he thinks that the universe can be created from nothing and yet can’t fathom the idea of God. Pitiful, little man. Just a thought
“The Big Bang was the result of the inevitable laws of physics and did not need God to spark the creation of the Universe, Stephen Hawking has concluded.”
Where’d those laws of physics come from Stevie?
Small wonder his wife beat him.
Do you know that Hawking cannot speak?
His COMPUTER voice does not have a british accent either
Then it exploded.
seriously, this guy is so overrated.
The fool sayeth in his heart “There is no God.”
Agreed. Where did gravity come from?
THEN BY WHAT PROCESS WAS THE UNIVERSE CREATED, GENIUS?
By your own admission, Hawking, your statement of faith is more ridiculous than any religion’s: I have faith that something created something, and you have faith that nothing created something.
If you can give one example, in this universe, of spontaneous creation, your statement might make sense.
“Hey - get your own dirt.”
I wish one of these eggheads would kindly explain to us unwashed ignoramusii just how those "laws" came into being to begin with. I totally believe in the Big Bang, but "someone" had to pull the trigger. ; )
All scientists know that matter acts and assembles into meaningful function with no underlying information to design and direct it.
“Information Happens, then Sh@t happens”
There it is! The leftist manifesto in a nutshell!
He’d just pissed off at God... poor guy, he could be in for a new body and mind if he were so inclined...
Makes a lot of sense, doesn't it? -sarc
Nothin’ from nothin’ leaves nothin’
You gotta have somethin’
If you wanna be with me
I’m quite perplexed by a person whose imagination can grasp the wonders unknown and unseen of this universe, yet cannot grasp the notion of an intelligence or a consciousness higher than that of man. Why must science and religion be a zero sum game?
A law without a lawgiver.
A creation without a creator.
An effect without a cause.
What a brilliant man.