Stephen Hawking Discusses the Origin of the Universe

The Discovery channel is starting a new series this Sunday called "Curiosity" which premiers this Sunday at 8pm Eastern time. The first episode is called "Did God create the Universe?" and according to the promo will feature some discussion from Stephen Hawking on the subject. Just thought I'd post it so people would be aware because I think it's sounds pretty interesting. Enjoy.



Here's a link to a news story about the show in the USA Today:

http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/columnist/vergano/2011-07-31-s...

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Comment by Dan on August 1, 2011 at 7:29pm

The link didn't go to the article you mentioned--at least for me. Regardless, we can only hope that Hawking has boned up on his philosophy/theology so he doesn't make a fool of himself like he did promoting his new book a few months ago.

Comment by Nick Lavalley on August 2, 2011 at 10:38am
Comment by Dan on August 2, 2011 at 3:55pm

Nope. Hawking still doesn't get it. The article says...

 

"...the universe likely "popped into existence without violating the known laws of Nature," he says. Nothing created the universe, so in his view there was no need for a creator. That is his explanation for "why there is something rather than nothing.""

 

The "known laws of Nature" are something; they are not nothing. So all Hawking has done is to push back the question a little. Where did these laws come from? Why are they what they are and not something different?

 

Hawking is a brilliant man, obviously. I just can't tell if he's being willfully ignorant (or intentionally deceptive) to further some agenda or if he really has this huge blind spot in his thinking.

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