Stephen Hawking Says Something From Nothing Is Possible Because… September 4, 2010Posted by BrewFan in Art, Food, Gardening, Sports.
Updated and Bumped: Here is a link to the whole article.
I can’t prove that God exists. Anybody who says they can is a liar. But I can provide evidence for the existence of God. Each one of us then has to weigh the evidence and then render a verdict. What Hawkings is doing is dismissing some of the most important evidence (“Many people would like us to use these coincidences as evidence of the work of God.”) on the basis of an assertion that the spontaneous creation of something from nothing is supported by the law of gravity and quantum theory. WTF? He then asserts “Our universe seems to be one of many, each with different laws.” So the law of gravity and quantum theory don’t apply to other universes? Does that mean that God could have created those other universes? Am I the only one that finds such reasoning unbecoming of such a great scientist?
He says so! Well, that settles that.
The scientist has claimed that no divine force was needed to explain why the Universe was formed.
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.”