Stephen Hawking A Brief History of Time

Stephen Hawking Says Science Proves God Does Not Exist

Stephen Hawking A Brief History of Time
Stephen Hawking’s 1988 best seller A Brief History of Time.

Stephen Hawking admits to what most had already assumed: he’s an atheist.

Stephen Hawking is among the most well-known scientists in the world, and his religious opinion is significant to many people. After tons of speculation, Hawking has finally revealed he is an atheist. While he may have suggested an alternative opinion in earlier years, he feels now that the scientific evidence is far too conclusive to ignore.

Science, Not God

Religion was the explanation before science; however, Stephen believes that the scientific evidence presented today provides a more reasonable explanation for life. He previously seemed to teeter on the edge, even mentioning in his book, A Brief History of Time that any unifying scientific discoveries would help view the mind of God. However, he now recants this statement by clarifying that it was for those assuming God exists, but that he believes otherwise. His secular opinion has been assumed by many people though, so the admission did not shock other scientists.

Hawking’s religious admission further divides the connection between science and religion and perpetuates the assumption that they simply cannot coexist. While Hawking uses recent discoveries to justify atheism, many others call the evidence to prove the exact opposite. The laws of physics do allow for the Big Bang Theory, however, the randomness involved is unsettling, causing people to look toward the Heavens for guidance. Stephen pokes fun at these people by stating Heaven is simply for those “afraid of the dark”.

The unparalleled mind of Stephen Hawking believes that the religious conviction of God is unnecessary, considering the vast amounts of scientific research that has been conducted that helps us better understand the universe around us. Interestingly, using the theory of parallel universes (supported by many scientists, including Stephen), he does hold the belief of God in one of the infinite constituent universes.


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  • Alison Lesley
    4:17 pm

    One thing that’s great about Hawking is his ability to admit when he thinks he was wrong about something, which is the foundation of science, but all too often a shortcoming of individual scientists, and even rarer among the religiously devout. Just scored a Hawking shirt this week to show my support:

  • Alison Lesley
    4:17 pm

    Religion and Science may well seem like two distinct “things” or two distinct
    points of view, but it ‘s a fact that both were conceived by the human mind !
    So there is something they have in common at least .
    I believe that as long as the human mind will not be fully understood the
    possible intimate relationship between them will not be fully grasped as well.
    Now a curios question naturally arises : “can the human mind understand itself?

    • Alison Lesley
      4:17 pm

      That isn’t correct.

      As gods don’t exist they had to be conceived in mans mind whereas billions of years and more before mans existence science existed and was awaiting discovery.

      Man can manipulate gods in any way he likes to suit his worshipping whims at any point in time but science is exactly as it is and man cannot change it.

      When man dies, his gods will die but science will remain constant without him.

      Should a form of man return at some place and point in time he has only the possibility of creating new and different gods but the science he discovers will be unchanged.

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