Hawking Disses Creationism

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    God did not create the universe, says Hawking - Yahoo! News

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    Hawking book explains creation of universe minus God - USATODAY.com

    By Dan Vergano, USA TODAY
    Why stop with just arguing about God?

    Describing the creator as "not necessary" in his latest book is just another day at the office for that whimsical scamp Stephen Hawking, better known as "one of the foremost theoretical physicists of this century" in the words of the Oxford Dictionary of Scientists.

    In his latest book, The Grand Design, out Sept. 7, Hawking and his co-author, Caltech physicist Leonard Mlodinow, also lay down their views on intelligent design (bad), string theory (good) and philosophy ("dead").


    I saw Hawkings' coauthor on television and he said they take no position on what or whether people ought to believe in religion or a god.

    So why are religious people so often hostile to facts and theories that do not challenge their rights to view things, but do challenge the myths and ignorance of believers?
     
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    "The book was really written to address two questions. Where did the universe come from and why are the laws of the universe so finely tuned to allow our existence," Mlodinow says.

    Chiefly, Hawking says in the new book that cosmologists have made a mistake (and implicitly he is criticizing his own approach in his 1988 book) with "the usual assumption in cosmology that the universe has a single definite history," which he calls a "bottom-up" approach. "Instead, one should trace the histories from the top down, backward from the present time," he writes.

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    God is likely to take legal action.

    Defamation, Libel and Slander
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    Defamation is the issuance of a false statement about another person, which causes that person to suffer harm.

    Slander involves the making of defamatory statements by a transitory (non-fixed) representation, usually an oral (spoken) representation.

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    The typical elements of a cause of action for defamation are:

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    And Hawkings and Leonard Mlodinow have the right to confront their accuser(s).

    God will have to make an appearance and swear an oath or lose the case as usual.
     
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    Cool, it'll be like Miracle on 34th Street.
     
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    Or God will turn yellow. That would make her eligible for a minority business loan
     
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    No. Why on earth would God be threatened by Stephen Hawking?

    Anyone can come with theories. Theories are only as good if they accurately describe reality. If they don't they get proven wrong.

    There is a simple way to learn whether God created the Universe or not. A technically surprisingly few people actually use. Talk with God. Learn from Him.

    What other way is there to actually learn the truth? There is none. You either talk with the Lord and find out form Him, or remain it complete ignorance of the subject. Doesn't matter how nice your theories sound. If you don't know something, you don't know something. There is no prize for not knowing something in a more flowery way than the other guy.
     
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    Describing the creator as "not necessary" in his latest book is just another day at the office for that whimsical scamp Stephen Hawking, better known as "one of the foremost theoretical physicists of this century" in the words of the Oxford Dictionary of Scientists.

    In his latest book, The Grand Design, out Sept. 7, Hawking and his co-author, Caltech physicist Leonard Mlodinow, also lay down their views on intelligent design (bad), string theory (good) and philosophy ("dead").
     
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    Ahhhhh! A typical Dainty thread. 8 posts, 5 of which are Dainty. Some things don't change.
     

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