And he has lost his mind.
In his new book, “The Grand Design,” famous scientist and physicist, Stephen Hawking
says God is not necessary to exist for the universe to have formed because of gravity. Seems a bit ironic to me that he titled his book “The Grand Design” when he purports that there is no design, everything we see and are was created from chaos.
This is a retraction from his previous conclusions:
“In his 1988 book, A Brief History of Time, Hawking had seemed to accept the role of God in the creation of the universe. But in the new text, co-written with American physicist Leonard Mlodinow, he said new theories showed a creator is “not necessary”.
The Grand Design, an extract of which appears in the Times today, sets out to contest Sir Isaac Newton’s belief that the universe must have been designed by God as it could not have been created out of chaos.
“Because there is a law such as gravity, the universe can and will create itself from nothing,” he writes. “Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the universe exists, why we exist.” From this Guardian article.
Hawking violates several scientific and philosophical facts. Namely:
(1) Out of nothing, nothing comes. In other words, you can’t create something out of nothing. In order for anything to exist there had to be something in existence in the first place. IE, where did the law of gravity come from Mr. Hawking?
(2) No scientist has ever been able to prove “spontaneous creation.” In fact “spontaneous generation” on non-living life from matter has been disproven many times by many scientists. See this article for more information.
Take a look at the article and let me know your thoughts. Has Hawking proved that God is dead?