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Stephen Hawking: Heaven fairytale & Life after death invented by scared people

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aoeu

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I thought this guy was supposed to be a source of profound thought. Please get back to physics, this is unnecessary and well-trodden.
 

Mr Stewart

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To be fair, it's not like he's trumpeting the god angle as forefront argument. He's doing a speech on M-theory. The question of god was asked, he simply answered in kind.
 
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I thought this guy was supposed to be a source of profound thought. Please get back to physics, this is unnecessary and well-trodden.
Believe it or not, this is not very far off from physics. As harrachos stated, it was in response to a question. What's more, physicists routinely deal with what it means for space and time to exist (and one that has a beginning at that). There are many reasons not to believe in the existence of God, and Hawking is coming at it from a purely scientific standpoint: "Well, the concept isn't necessary, we're just making up a step to describe what we don't know." Whether or not you agree with his views, the fact is that science shows no reason for there to be either a God or an afterlife, and this is something I'm sure he's thought a lot about. Basically, logic and belief in God are deeply intertwined one way or another, so it's a natural side effect of his work.

Personally, I agree with him on both accounts.
 

aoeu

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Okay, so he's not going out of his way to do this. That's a bit different than my initial thought... Still, there's no story in it.

Equivalent headline: "Physicist doesn't believe in God". Well, duh. It's not a story, it's a given.
 
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Absolutely agree with him,only deluded and frightened people believe in god.Sorry if that offends anyone but it's the truth and you won't find many people of science that believe.
 
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