Hawking: God did not create Universe

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Free Thinker, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. Modern physics leaves no place for God in the creation of the Universe, Stephen Hawking has concluded.

    Just as Darwinism removed the need for a creator in the sphere of biology, Britain’s most eminent scientist argues that a new series of theories have rendered redundant the role of a creator for the Universe.

    In his forthcoming book, an extract from which is published exclusively in Eureka, published today with The Times, Professor Hawking sets out to answer the question: “Did the Universe need a creator?” The answer he gives is a resounding “no”.

    Far from being a once-in-a-million event that could only be accounted for by extraordinary serendipity or a divine hand, the Big Bang was an inevitable consequence of the laws of physics, Hawking says.

    “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,” he writes.

    “It is not necessary to invoke God to light the blue touch paper and set the Universe going,” he finds.
  2. Ricter


    What caused gravity, and the laws of physics?
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  3. �Because there is a law such as gravity, the Universe can and will create itself from nothing.
    I'ed like to see how he came up with that one.

  4. You would likely need some physics background to be able to understand...

    Better yet - read his new book, I'm sure that will give the answers you're looking for.
  5. Who created god?
  6. Trick question: depends for its answer on how you define God.
  7. Ricter


  8. I have a degree in physics.:D
  9. man created god.

    "Ignorance of Nature gave birth to gods. Knowledge of Nature is calculated to destroy them."
    #10     Sep 2, 2010
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