Skip to comments.Stephen Hawking lays out case for Big Bang without God
Posted on 04/19/2013 6:47:05 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
PASADENA, Calif. Our universe didn't need any divine help to burst into being, famed cosmologist Stephen Hawking told a packed house here at the California Institute of Technology Tuesday night.
Many people had begun queuing up for free tickets to Hawking's 8:00 p.m lecture, titled "The Origin of the Universe," 12 hours earlier. By 6:00 p.m. local time, the line was about a quarter-mile long.
A second auditorium and a Jumbotron-equipped lawn, which itself was jammed with an estimated 1,000 viewers, were needed to handle the crowd. At least one person was observed offering $1,000 for a ticket, with no success.
Stephen Hawking began the event by reciting an African creation myth, and rapidly moved on to big questions such as, Why are we here?
He noted that many people still seek a divine solution to counter the theories of curious physicists, and at one point, he quipped, What was God doing before the divine creation? Was he preparing hell for people who asked such questions?
After outlining the historical theological debate about how the universe was created, Hawking gave a quick review of more scientific cosmological explanations, including Fred Hoyle and Thomas Golds steady-state theory. This idea hypothesizes that there is no beginning and no end and that galaxies continue to form from spontaneously created matter.
Hawking said this theory and several other ideas don't hold up, citing recent observations by space telescopes and other instruments.
After giving a brief historical background on relativistic physics and cosmology, Hawking discussed the idea of a repeating Big Bang. He noted that in the 1980s, he and physicist Roger Penrose proved the universe could not bounce when it contracted, as had been theorized.
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Yeah. Hope that works out for you. But there’s an empty tumb in Jerusalem.
He still cannot answer the simple question “Who was the prime mover”?
Sorry I have never been a fan of this so-called genius. I think we are all being played by fools by people who can proclaim he says whatever they want him to say.
Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools...
Would love to see this clown debate, say, Chuck Missler....
Some people strive so hard to prove they are intellectually superior to other men not realizing how truly stupid they are compared to their Creator.
Ludicrous maunderings from a benighted soul. Pathetic little Steve Hawking will appear before the judgment seat of the Almighty God, who created all the universe with the power of His creating Word: “Let there be.....”
IMHO...Stephen Hawking is a fraud. Kinda like Weekend AT Bernie’s.
it's just another way to control us.”scientists are so much smarter than you and know so much more than you so you have to believe everything they say now shut up and do as your told and don't question us nor scientists”.
I say. your global warming was a hoax and you all are a hoax too. Yeah well go jump in the lake socialist scientist idiot freaks
God to Hawking: Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?
Now gird up your loins like a man and I will ask you and you instruct Me!
Well, gee, if you're THAT sure about it....
Sheesh. One day it's 4 billion years old, the next day it's 6 billion years old. One day Pluto is a planet, the next day it's not.
Why, exactly, are we supposed to take what these people say as, ahem, the gospel?
Until the atheist can tell us where matter and time came from, they don’t know if there is a God or not, but in their religion there isn’t.
What ticks me off about atheists is that they then claim those that believe in God are not capable of being scientists and never have been scientists, yet, most scientific discoveries have been made by people of faith.
Atheists fail to understand that having faith does not magically prevent a person from wanting to know about the universe around us.
The universe does not necessarily behave in accordance with the human concept of cause and effect.
Especially since the human concept of cause and effect is just that--a concept, useful for everyday human thinking, but a concept that may have no basis in reality.
The Godless atheist can never answer a few really foundational questions: like what IS time? And what do we call whatever there is one second BEFORE time and one second AFTER time? And what is space? What is there one inch beyond the end of space? As humans, we can not even ask these questions properly - let alone ANSWER them. The answer is, well, GOD. “I am that I am.”
Takes more “blind faith” to be atheist than to be Christian....
SH: What was God doing before the divine creation? Was he preparing hell for people who asked such questions?
God, in His infinite wisdom and love for us, did indeed prepare a place for those who, of their own free will, desire to deny Him and spend eternity apart from Him.
You’ll be getting what you wish for, Stephen. I am sad for you. You were dealt a difficult set of circumstances physically and given an awesome intellect to compensate.
Intellect aside, it’s “the fool [who] hath said in his heart, There is no God.”
Completely at odds with the Alpha and Omega, Dr Hawkings. Your choice, of course. Glad you have all the answers.
I remember reading an article recently about how most in whatever-field-he’s-in believe Hawking is all washed up, and frankly, nuts.
He has ALS, thus his theories carry far more weight in a culture of victim-worship than they would otherwise.
Nice application of God’s monologue to Job.
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