Hawking says that God is not needed
- Randy C:
Well-known scientist Stephen Hawking is publishing a new
book in the near future. He says in the book that there
is no need for a God in the universe.
Here is a summary from
"Modern physics leaves no place for God in the creation
of the Universe, Stephen Hawking has concluded. Just as
Darwinism removed the need for a creator in the sphere
of biology, Britain's most eminent scientist argues that
a new series of theories have rendered redundant the role
of a creator for the Universe. In his forthcoming book,
an extract from which is published exclusively in Eureka,
published today with The Times, Professor Hawking sets
out to answer the question: 'Did the Universe need a c
reator?' The answer he gives is a resounding 'no'. Far
from being a once-in-a-million event that could only be
accounted for by extraordinary serendipity or a divine
hand, the Big Bang was an inevitable consequence of the
laws of physics, Hawking says. 'Because there is a law
such as gravity, the Universe can and will create itself
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Dave Oldridge <doldridg@...> wrote:
>Can you provide a reference for this to help me understand its implications?
> On 28/08/2011 3:37 PM, newsentry wrote:
> > Dave,
> > You sound like someone I can ask a question of:
> > It seems to me that prior to the big bang it could be hypothesised (Paul Dirac original equation) that there was a sea of negative electron/positron energy and a positive sea of electron/positron energy. Could it be possible that due to probability and a negative well of energy formed and the positive sea of energy instantly tried to fill it.
> Uh, in pure GR, there is no 'prior to the big bang.' That is to say,
> there is no defined time before t=0. Of course there may be some
> entropic connection to a prior state, but that would entail some
> exception to GR.
> > That would cause an infinite amount of momentum energy at the point of the disturbance. Once the well is filled there is no "place" (for lack of a better word)to go this infinite electromagnetic momentum energy heated up at the point of the disurbance (singularity)and became our universe. I am not a phycisist so this just might be the craziest idea you have ever come across. But... Would it explain a singularity having infinite energy. The infinite energy would be the electromagnetic mommentum energy of empty space. The probability of this occuring would be next to nil but in a timeless virtual energy universe it might be possible???
> Actually, it might simply be that the amplitude of the shortest possible
> wavelength of quantum fluctuation is cosmic!
>Yes - I should have said 'at the instant' of the BB.
> While pure GR implies a singularity, that is probably wrong. However,
> "before the big bang" in GR is about as meaningful as "north of the
> north pole."
> Dave Oldridge
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