Thursday, June 9, 2011

Heaven is a fairy story - Stephen Hawking

FAMED theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking finds no room for heaven in his vision of the cosmos. 
 
In an interview published today in The Guardian newspaper, the 69-year-old says the human brain is a like a computer that will stop working when its components fail.

He says: "There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark."

In Grand Design, a book published last year, Hawking had declared that it was "not necessary to invoke God... to get the universe going".

Hawking is nearly totally paralyzed by motor neurone disease, diagnosed when he was 21.
Hawking says he is not afraid of death, but adds: "I'm in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first."

15 comments:

  1. Could not agree more with his afraid of the dark comment. Followed.

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  2. I dont agree I think hawking's is just trying to appeal to the masses. When scientist admitted the believed in God he said he did and when scientist refuse it now he says he doesnt.

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  3. Hawking is a very intelligent man. I normally agree with his ideas and this case is no exception.

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  4. Hawking speaks the truth, simple and clean!

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  5. Hawking once had room in his plan for God and suddenly he changed his mind. As you may be aware, it rocked the whole scientific/religious world when he announced this. It's yet another phase I guess.

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  6. Even Einstein went through a weird phase though.

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  7. So Dr Hawking used to be able to walk as a child?

    The more you know.

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  8. Gotta love that man. Got dealt a pretty shitty hand in life but continues to be an inspiration.

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  9. He's just another atheist - nothing new.

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  10. A lot of people think this, I don't really see what's so interesting about it.

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  11. great quote. im going to use it against my ultra conservative religious friends

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