Eminent Scientist Concludes God Doesn’t Exist—Again
by John Stackhouse
Stephen Hawking gets one more chance to give “Brief Answers to the Big Questions” in his new book, finished after his death last March by friends and family members. And in this book he assures us that there is no God.
How does he know? Because his last theory about the Big Bang needs no such hypothesis. And so that’s that.
It apparently doesn’t matter that for at least part of his life, and even quite recently, he was open to the idea that God created the world. It doesn’t seem to matter that his wife was a churchgoer. It certainly doesn’t matter that his expertise was in physics, rather than in theology and philosophy—the intellectual disciplines that do deal with the existence of God. What will matter, for many, is that a major scientist (= Big Thinker) answers some big questions, no matter his credentials to actually address them.
What is perhaps most interesting, however, is that even a brief news account mentions what may be the central reason for Stephen Hawking’s lack of belief in God…