Hawking Does Dawkins

Did God Create the Universe? Not according to Stephen Hawking. And now he’s got a book to prove it; “The Grand Design” will be Hawking’s turn at quelling the tide of religious belief.
Will it put an end to Depok Chopra’s abuse of physic’s terminology? Or Michio Kaku’s annoying Mind of God” statements? Well, probably not. But it will hopefully grab the attention of a few more fence sitters out there.
“It was the discovery of other solar systems outside our own, in 1992, that undercut a key idea of Newton’s — that our world was so uniquely designed to be comfortable for human life that some divine creator must have been responsible. But, Hawking argues, if there are untold numbers of planets in the galaxy, it’s less remarkable that there’s one with conditions for human life. And, indeed, he argues, any form of intelligent life that evolves anywhere will automatically find that it lives somewhere suitable for it.”
And, from there he starts talking complex math language far too complex for some glorified desert tribal god to grasp. Religion, of course, will always have it’s stories. And, that all they really need, actually. Why they fight so hard to convince (themselves and) others that their myths are true is just mind boggling to me. Perhaps it has something to do with a lack of faith on their part?
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6 Comments on “Hawking Does Dawkins”

  1. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist (or a physicist) to come to this conclusion. It just requires common sense, a quality lacking in creationists. Hawkings pronoucement will fall on their deaf ears.

  2. Victor Says:

    I’ve got a physics nerd at work that won’t quite take the plunge into dumping the whole god hypothesis. This might be just what it takes.

    And so many physicist abuse god language, mostly just to sound cool (the god particle, the “mind of god”, etc), that I’m really glad Hawking is cutting out all the bullshit and just saying it.

  3. Anoop Says:

    Well technically Hawking is not saying much. From what I’ve read about the book, not the book itself mind you, it’s about basic string theory and he just postulates that we don’t need gods to start the universe. The book is nothing original and string theory currently is at best cool math.

  4. Victor Says:

    Yeah, string theory hasn’t quite delivered on any of measurable predictions. But, it takes Hawking long enough to write a book, it’s worth a read. He should do an audio book version, though. Then it’ll sound all sci fi, too.

  5. Ron Krumpos Says:

    In “The Grand Design” Stephen Hawking postulates that the M-theory may be the Holy Grail of physics…the Grand Unified Theory which Einstein had tried to formulate and later abandoned. It expands on quantum mechanics and string theories.

    In my e-book on comparative mysticism is a quote by Albert Einstein: “…most beautiful and profound emotion we can experience is the sensation of the mystical. It is the sower of all true science. To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and most radiant beauty – which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their primitive form – this knowledge, this feeling, is at the center of all religion.”

    Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity is probably the best known scientific equation. I revised it to help better understand the relationship between divine Essence (Spirit), matter (mass/energy: visible/dark) and consciousness (fx raised to its greatest power). Unlike the speed of light, which is a constant, there are no exact measurements for consciousness. In this hypothetical formula, basic consciousness may be of insects, to the second power of animals and to the third power the rational mind of humans. The fourth power is suprarational consciousness of mystics, when they intuit the divine essence in perceived matter. This was a convenient analogy, but there cannot be a divine formula.

  6. Victor Says:

    Wow, that sounds so “science-y”! that it must be true!

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