A Brief History of Time Quotes by Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking and the Mind of God (1996)
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? 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. There is no place for God in theories on the creation of the Universe, the physicist and mathematician Professor Stephen Hawking has said. He had previously argued that belief in a creator was not incompatible with science - but in a new book The Grand Design, he concludes that the Big Bang was an inevitable consequence of the laws of physics.
S tephen Hawking was a brilliant, complex man and scientist. Diagnosed at 21 with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, he had been expected to live a few more years. Hawking lasted another He made his name as a young Cambridge cosmologist with breakthroughs as awesome as anything religion offers: proving that big bang theory must hold true and elucidating the link between gravity and quantum mechanics. It was his bestseller A Brief History of Time, about advances in cosmology, that made him a pop icon. Despite his brilliance, Hawking never won a Nobel prize, as they are not awarded for theory unsupported by observation.
The Mind of God is a non-fiction book by Paul Davies.
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God and Stephen Hawking - John Lennox, PhD
From his desk at Cambridge University and beyond, Stephen Hawking sent his mind spiraling into the deepest depths of black holes, radiating across the endless cosmos and swirling back billions of years to witness time's first breath. He viewed creation as a scientist, and when he was called to discuss creation's biggest puzzles — Where do we come from? What is our purpose? Are we alone? Hawking's answer — compiled from decades of prior interviews, essays and speeches with the help of his family, colleagues and the Steven Hawking Estate — should come as no surprise to readers who have followed his work, er, religiously. From this speck emerged all the matter, energy and empty space that the universe would ever contain, and all that raw material evolved into the cosmos we perceive today by following a strict set of scientific laws. To Hawking and many like-minded scientists, the combined laws of gravity, relativity, quantum physics and a few other rules could explain everything that ever happened or ever will happen in our known universe.
A note in his later collection, Black Holes and Baby Universes [ 2 ] reveals that A Brief History remained on the bestseller list of The New York Times for fifty-three weeks, that as of February it had been on The Sunday Times best seller list for weeks, and that translations into 33 languages other than English had already been published p. Also in that later collection, Hawking remarks parenthetically: "In the proof stage I nearly cut the last sentence in the book Had I done so, the sales might have been halved. However, if we discover a complete theory, it should in time be understandable by everyone, not just by a few scientists. Then we shall all, philosophers, scientists and just ordinary people, be able to take part in the discussion of the question of why it is that we and the universe exist.
The world-famous British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, who died on Wednesday at the age of 76, was known as much for his profound and witty comments as his scientific discoveries. Here are some of Hawking's best known quotes:. From A Brief History of Time : Hawking later said he had used the word "God" figuratively and was in fact an atheist. In The Grand Design , he wrote: "It is not necessary to invoke God to light the blue touch paper and set the universe going". It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all". It is not enough for me to wear dark sunglasses and a wig.