Stephen Hawking: God did not create Universe

| 02/09/2010

(BBC): There is no place for God in theories on the creation of the Universe, Professor Stephen Hawking has said. He had previously argued belief in a creator was not incompatible with science but in a new book, he concludes the Big Bang was an inevitable consequence of the laws of physics. The Grand Design, part serialised in the Times, says there is no need to invoke God to set the Universe going. "Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something," he concluded. In his new book, an extract of which appears in the Times, Britain’s most famous physicist sets out to contest Sir Isaac Newton’s belief that the universe must have been designed by God as it could not have sprung out of chaos.

Citing the 1992 discovery of a planet orbiting a star other than our Sun, he said: "That makes the coincidences of our planetary conditions – the single Sun, the lucky combination of Earth-Sun distance and solar mass – far less remarkable, and far less compelling as evidence that the Earth was carefully designed just to please us human beings."

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  1. Pastor Bucket says:

    No damnation from the faithful who know better than Prof Hawking because their parents & Pastor told them so?

    It’s heartbreaking that these beautiful Islands are ruled by a Premier who says the answer to thegun crime is to go back to church & a Deputy who says the Moon is less than 2000 years old; yet lives on the Brac: with tons of 20 million year old rock….how do they balance these polar opposites?

    I guess its made a lot easier when the majority of people aren’t educated well enough to think for themselves/question or just don’t care.

    Cayman I pray for you