No Heaven? Why Stephen Hawking's Comment Doesn't Matter
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16-05-2011, 02:30 PM
 
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Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer,
LiveScience.com Stephanie Pappas, Livescience Senior Writer,
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Even though famed physicist Stephen Hawking announced he doesn't believe in an afterlife and that heaven is a "fairy story for people afraid of the dark," that doesn't mean we'll stop believing, psychologists say.

The statement by Hawking to the Guardian newspaper reflects the beliefs of plenty of nonreligious people, but will likely get more attention, coming as it does from Hawking, who is famous for his work in theoretical physics. Hawking has already drawn fire from some religious leaders with his assertion in his book "The Grand Design" (Bantam 2010) that the universe did not need God to get started. [8 Shocking Things We Learned from Hawking's Book]

"I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail," Hawking said Sunday in The Guardian. "There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark." (Full Article)
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16-05-2011, 03:07 PM
RE: No Heaven? Why Stephen Hawking's Comment Doesn't Matter
I read it too. Some interesting ideas, but he doesn't disprove the afterlife. I know it's just like Russel's teapot, but that doesn't matter to creationists.

If magic and faith (and the unability to disprove it) are to be considerend arguments, no scientist can win a debate.

Respect for Hawking, though. Doing what he does in his state.

"Infinitus est numerus stultorum." (The number of fools is infinite)
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16-05-2011, 10:58 PM
RE: No Heaven? Why Stephen Hawking's Comment Doesn't Matter
"If we are made in God's image why aren't we invisible too?" Anonymous Funny

We can't be made in God's image. We exist!

"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason and intellect has intended us to forego their use." - Galileo

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17-05-2011, 01:38 AM
 
RE: No Heaven? Why Stephen Hawking's Comment Doesn't Matter
I still haven't gotten the chance to read it yet.
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