Friday, September 3, 2010

The Big Boink theory

Stephen Hawking: God didn't create universe

Yeah, the same renowned scientist who said "if we want to survive beyond the next century, our future is in space".

This time, Stephen Hawking argues in a new book that ""the universe can and will create itself from nothing", banishing a divine creator from physics.

"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 [fuse] and set the universe going," he writes.

So gravity started it all. But then who/what created gravity? Hawkins doesn't say.

His latest comments suggest he has broken away from previous views he has expressed on religion.
Previously, he wrote that the laws of physics meant it was simply not necessary to believe that God had intervened in the Big Bang.

He wrote in A Brief History ... "If we discover a complete theory, it would be the ultimate triumph of human reason -- for then we should know the mind of God.".

Very interesting. Imagine human reason discovering everything, even the mind of God. That is pretty much spectacular, considering science has not yet discovered the cure for the common cold. Or why babies are revived with the mere touch of a mother. Our why ball pens tend to disappear into thin air.

Last time I heard, God said He created everything. That is, God created everything except Stephen Hawkins. Methinks that is true because of the immutable law of "tit-for-tat".

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