Another Scientist Pretending to be A Theologian

Professor Stephen Hawking in Cambridge, UK.

Stephen Hawking wrongly imagines himself qualified to pontificate on matters theological, according to a new book he’s foisting on a gullible and easily misguided public.

God did not create the universe and the “Big Bang” was an inevitable consequence of the laws of physics, the eminent British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking argues in a new book. In “The Grand Design,” co-authored with U.S. physicist Leonard Mlodinow, Hawking says a new series of theories made a creator of the universe redundant, according to the Times newspaper which published extracts on Thursday. “Because there is a law such as gravity, the universe can and will create itself from nothing. Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the universe exists, why we exist,” Hawking writes.

It’s sad when scientists pretend to know things they don’t, and can’t. Hawking should concentrate his efforts on things he actually knows about instead of dabbling in the field of theology where he is an inept and immobile dilettante. Personally, I wouldn’t buy a used car from the guy much less a theory of beginnings.

7 thoughts on “Another Scientist Pretending to be A Theologian

  1. Mark Stevens 2 Sep 2010 at 9:24 am

    Just posted on this myself and then saw you had also…


  2. Gerard 2 Sep 2010 at 9:25 am

    When you look into the sky from here on Earth, the Sun and the Moon are almost the same size. Just how amazing is that! Hawking says because there other planets in the universe, ours isn’t unique – well Earth is unique! And if there are other life forms God would have created them too, just like He created the flowers and the mould growing on my cheese.


    • Jim 2 Sep 2010 at 9:45 am

      it takes far more ‘irrationality’ to believe everything just spontaneously ‘happened’ than that there stands behind it a maker. no one in their right mind looking at the insides of a finely made swiss timepiece would ever even think to say that it just happened. no one is that stupid. and the universe is far more complex than a watch.


  3. Don 2 Sep 2010 at 11:31 am

    “Gravity exists, therefore God doesn’t!” Brilliant.


    • Jim 2 Sep 2010 at 11:41 am

      its a non sequitur. he’s not only a wretched non-theologian, he’s not a very good thinker.


  4. Emerson Fast 2 Sep 2010 at 2:27 pm

    The only reason we think that a timepiece on the sand is a work of a craftsman is due to our being familiar with craftsmen making watches in the first place. It cannot be the complexity of the watch that draws us to the above conclusion, otherwise the complexity of the brain would be a more likely candidate! But no one thinks that humans invented brains, so if we saw a watch in the sand for the first time we would not be logically compelled to believe that humans invented it either.

    Anyways, when scientists talk about creation I cringe. They accuse theologians and Christians for dappling in matters scientific but do not observe the phenomenally big plank of wormwood that is protruding from their own smug eye.


  5. JohnDave Medina 2 Sep 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Isn’t there a connection between this and total depravity?


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