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Hawking: 'Big Bang did not need God'

Posted on Thursday, 18 April, 2013 | Comment icon 125 comments


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Stephen Hawking spoke about the formation of the cosmos to a packed house at Caltech on Tuesday.

His lecture entitled "The Origin of the Universe" saw a queue for tickets a quarter of a mile long as people rushed to secure a seat. One of the themes Hawking explored during the talk was the way in which divine intervention is used to counter the theories of physics. "What was God doing before the divine creation? Was he preparing hell for people who asked such questions?" he asked.

During the talk Hawking covered a great deal of concepts surrounding the circumstances in which the universe came about, including M-theory ( the idea of an 11-dimensional universe ) and steady-state theory ( the idea that new matter is continuously created as the universe expands. )

He ended the lecture with his signature views on our exploration of the cosmos. "We must continue to go into space for the future of humanity," he said. "I don’t think we will survive another thousand years without escaping our fragile planet."

"After giving a brief historical background on relativistic physics and cosmology, Hawking discussed the idea of a repeating Big Bang."

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Comment icon #116 Posted by third_eye on 17 May, 2013, 6:34
something doesn't make sense here too ....
Comment icon #117 Posted by Rlyeh on 17 May, 2013, 6:37
Someone once said "An explosion in a printing shop could not produce the dictionary".Why would an explosion produce a man made object??It takes majesty and a divine hand.And that requires ignorance.The Big Bang theory ignores the First law of Thermodynamics, which says "matter cannot be created or destroyed". Those who believe in the Big Bang theory are also either unaware of, or ignore the "Second Law of Thermodynamics" which says "Everything tends towards disorder". So rather than the chaos (big bang) becoming ordered (our universe), just the opposite would be true.. And it is. Our complex u... [More]
Comment icon #118 Posted by Emma_Acid on 17 May, 2013, 8:36
I don't belive in the big bang theory Thankfully, science doesn't care whether you believe in it or not. It doesn't make it any less right. it cannot be tested, observed, or measured Actually it can. From the expansion of the universe to the cosmic microwave background, everything we see indicates an origin such as the big bang. And for someone to say it all happened 13.7 billion years ago is outrageous! Er... why? Someone once said "An explosion in a printing shop could not produce the dictionary" It couldn't. But the big bang wasn't an explosion and the universe isn't a dictionary. It takes ... [More]
Comment icon #119 Posted by docyabut2 on 17 May, 2013, 9:39
The Universe is of force fields and matter,something has to be behind the force.
Comment icon #120 Posted by Emma_Acid on 17 May, 2013, 9:49
The Universe is of force fields and matter,something has to be behind the force. And that's the best argument you have?
Comment icon #121 Posted by Rlyeh on 17 May, 2013, 13:18
The Universe is of force fields and matter,something has to be behind the force. Yeah, like strings and branes.
Comment icon #122 Posted by DingoLingo on 17 May, 2013, 14:14
Everything you said is unsubstantiated and about as factually correct as Zeus ruling Mount Olympus. You need to understand this isn't the preaching forum. But Zeus did rule Mount Olypmus.. read that in a book.. and saw it in a movie..
Comment icon #123 Posted by DingoLingo on 17 May, 2013, 14:21
Lo Lots of people who believe in karma (Buddhists, Hindus, etc.) "do good things" because they gain merit from it and superstitiously think this brings good luck. The opposite -- refraining from sin -- has the opposite karmic effect and brings bad luck and may even result in a rebirth as someone blind or crippled. Us pagans to believe in Karma
Comment icon #124 Posted by Frank Merton on 17 May, 2013, 14:33
A Buddhist who does good things for the karmic merit in fact thereby negates the merit. This is well understood.
Comment icon #125 Posted by Frank Merton on 17 May, 2013, 14:36
Actually on that topic, the "force" behind the universe is what Asians call karma and scientists call causation. If you get into the philosophy of the subject at all deeply, it is rather mysterious that events often "cause" other events.


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