God is demoted, again

Published on 2 September 2010 at 09:26


“God did not create Universe,” headlines The Times. In his new book entitled The Grand Design, Britain’s most eminent scientist Stephen Hawking argues against the role of a creator for the Universe. The scientist explains - “Because there is a law such as gravity, the Universe can and will create itself from nothing. Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the Universe exists, why we exist”. The London daily points out that Hawking had once theorised that a complete theory of the universe would lead us to “the mind of God”. The 1992 observation of a planet orbiting a star other than our Sun upset such notions. “That makes the coincidences of our planetary conditions… far less remarkable, and far less compelling as evidence that the earth was carefully designed just to please us human beings,” Hawking writes.

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