Stephen Hawking's Spontaneous Creation

The Twitterverse is all abuzz these days with chatter about Stephen Hawking and his new book in which he purports that the universe came to be apart from divine creation. Here is a short clip from his book as presented in a Wall Street Journal article titled
Why God Did Not Create the Universe:
Many people would like us to use these coincidences as evidence of the work of God. The idea that the universe was designed to accommodate mankind appears in theologies and mythologies dating from thousands of years ago. In Western culture the Old Testament contains the idea of providential design, but the traditional Christian viewpoint was also greatly influenced by Aristotle, who believed "in an intelligent natural world that functions according to some deliberate design."

That is not the answer of modern science. As recent advances in cosmology suggest, the laws of gravity and quantum theory allow universes to appear spontaneously from nothing. Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the universe exists, why we exist. It is not necessary to invoke God to light the blue touch paper and set the universe going.
Now I am not, as they say, a "rocket scientist" and do not possess the brain power of Professor Hawking.. but I do think that when someone uses a term like "spontaneous creation" they are in effect saying that they do not know how the universe was created.
Sad that such drivel gets passed off as science.

Really, does Mr Hawking actually believe that the invisible aspects of the universe like love, hope, and other human connectedness came without divine influence? Can the transcendent nature of man accompanied by self-identity be explained away by some silly "scientific" drivel? Are humans merely a higher evolved level of animal? Give me a break!

Sad that such postulation gets passed off as science. And if one considers that everything that is came into being in an instant of time why not even consider.. I mean even for an instant ponder.. the notion that God, who exists outside of time, created all that is visible and invisible.. and He created humans unique and apart from everything else.

In a sense God is the only rational explanation for the universe. Now I know that saying God created all things might seem a bit narrow minded but I believe that for some it is not possible for such an idea to be considered because their thinking is too dogmatically narrow. And that narrowness is often passed of as science. Give me a break.

6 comments:

  1. Makes it seem like he's determined to believe in any explanation that will exclude God as part of the answer - no matter how ridiculous it is.

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  2. Science fascinates me, and I do believe we learn so much about how the universe works through it. However, science also reminds me of a kid trying to discover the boundaries of her existance. There is security in those discoveries. The child doesn't consciously understand it is those consistent boundaries that give security as she continues to test them. Often she isn't even aware that these boundaries are created and established by her parents, assuming that this is simply the way the world operates.

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  3. Who created god?
    What are the constituents of god?
    How is god calculated?
    What is his mass? luminosity? size?
    Why did god create the universe 13.72 billion years ago and wait to tell some desert people in some insignificant planet to tell the story?

    If god created the world and religion then he surely made it to retard human progress. The idea of god sounds ridiculous enough by itself.

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  4. @Anonymous - Thanks for the visit. I gave it my best shot to answer your questions this morning on my blog.

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  5. "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."
    - Stephen Hawking

    Here three questions can be asked:
    1) Which one came first, universe, or law of gravity?
    2) If the universe came first, then how was there spontaneous creation without the law of gravity?
    3) If the law of gravity came first, then the law of gravity is Hawking's "God". Therefore Hawking will have to answer the question: Who created Hawking's God?

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  6. @Uchitrakar - Appreciate your comment. The questions you all come from a perspective of being within "time". My thinking is that time , as well as gravity, is a part of creation. So my thinking is that you might want to consider the questions in light of a timeless existence where sequence has no meaning.

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