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Stephen Hawking makes it clear: There is no God

 

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If I were a scientist, I'd stick to the Goldman Sachs principle: bet on both sides.

"Believe in science, believe in God" seems to cover all the possibilities and gives you the best chance for a cheery afterlife.

 

For a time, it was thought that astrophysicist Stephen Hawking had also left a tiny gap in his credo window for a magical deity. However, he has now come out and declared that there is no God.

He gave an interview to Spain's El Mundo in which he expressed his firm belief that el mundo was the work of scientifically explainable phenomena, not of a supreme being.

 

Hawking said: "Before we understand science, it is natural to believe that God created the universe. But now science offers a more convincing explanation."

 

I'm not sure whether there was a specific moment in which science overtook the deistic explanation of existence. However, El Mundo pressed him on the suggestion in "A Brief History of Time" that a unifying theory of science would help mankind "know the mind of God."

 

Hawking now explained: "What I meant by 'we would know the mind of God' is, we would know everything that God would know, if there were a God. Which there isn't. I'm an atheist."

He added: "Religion believes in miracles, but these aren't compatible with science."

Perhaps. But some look at, for example, the human eye and wonder how that exciting ball of jelly could have come about scientifically.

 

Hawking's been tending toward such an absolute pronouncement for a while. In a speech last year, he offered an explanation of how the world came to being without God. He mused: "What was God doing before the divine creation? Was he preparing hell for people who asked such questions?"

 

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Zsolti

Dog: There is no cat.

Please correct me if I make any grammar mistakes, I want to master English as much as possible.

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Azor Ahai

You better run run run run run before the nuns come before the nuns come

RUN lil atheists RUN RUN!

Sorcerer Supreme

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This sort of statement from him was kind of expected, not surprisingly. It wasn't like he was going to make some profound statement to explain that God did exist (though it is clear he fully believes the lack of God), regarding his background and credibility as a mind respected in the scientific community and their views.

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