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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 donít 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
Why would an explosion produce a man made object?? And that requires ignorance. Actually the first law states energy can change but not be created or destroyed. The second law states "in all energy exchanges, if no energy enters or leaves the system, the potential energy of the state will always be less than that of the initial state." Chaos theory shows that apparent chaos is not lack of order. And refuted with isotopic decay. "As 222Rn is the precursor for 218Po, this polonium isotope is the first one to be formed in the decay process. Although the half life of 21... [More]
Comment icon #118 Posted by Emma_Acid on 17 May, 2013, 8:36
Thankfully, science doesn't care whether you believe in it or not. It doesn't make it any less right. 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. Er... why? It couldn't. But the big bang wasn't an explosion and the universe isn't a dictionary. I wasn't an explosion. And it wasn't an accident. Maybe come up with a more informed argument? We're well on our way to explaining that, but you creationist types will obviously ignore any sci... [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
And that's the best argument you have?
Comment icon #121 Posted by Rlyeh on 17 May, 2013, 13:18
Yeah, like strings and branes.
Comment icon #122 Posted by DingoLingo on 17 May, 2013, 14:14
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
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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