STEPHEN HAWKING: not smart at everything?
Celebrity atheist-scientist, Stephen Hawking, a Cambridge University professor, has written top-selling books, including A Brief History of Time (1988) and The Grand Design (2010).
He has won many scientific awards, including the Albert Einstein Medal. It is doubtful whether Albert Einstein would be impressed by that.
Hawking is famous for one-liner quotes:
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(1) “When people ask me if a god created the universe, I tell them that the question itself makes no sense. Time didn’t exist before the Big Bang, so there is no time for God to make the universe in.”
That’s sad. It’s easy to play games with the word “time” — a mathematician being just the person at risk of doing that
All mathematics is inside a box — its findings all part of a circle.
The concept of “before” isn’t just related to time.
Some things are “before” others in logic without time (change) being involved.
If there is something capable of change there must be something to do the changing.
Logic demands that there be a Creator-being if there is any being at all.
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(2) Hawking followed the above quote with, “We have this one life to appreciate the grand design of the universe, and for that I am extremely grateful.”
Grateful to whom?
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(3) In his most recent book Hawking writes, “Because there is a law such as gravity, the universe can and will create itself from nothing.”
Why are there laws such as gravity?
There is an answer.
But don’t ask a mathematician – not a fundamentalist one. You’ll get no answer that makes sense.