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Thread: Stephen Hawking, renowned scientist, dies at 76

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    I got this from a Facebook friend. Perhaps Stephen Hawking wasn't such an atheist after all.

    "Oh, Stephen Hawking has passed on.
    Ashamedly, I didn't know who he was until the film came out. And then I read his books and was completely astonished. Towards the end of A Brief History of Time he says something along the lines of, "to understand the reason for the existence of the universe would be to understand the mind of God".
    A lot of the science escaped me, but it is one of the most spiritual books I have ever read, and he was, himself, a living miracle."

    She also posted this: :

    "I can't help but notice the coincidence of Stephen Hawking sharing a birth date with Galileo, and passing on on the date that mathematics is celebrated via the traditional Pi day, moreover that Pi is a universal constant and goes on infinitely... How's that for a singularity?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Natural Lefty View Post
    I got this from a Facebook friend. Perhaps Stephen Hawking wasn't such an atheist after all.
    In the past, there's been a tiny bit of ambiguity: In "A Brief History of Time," Hawking writes that the discovery of a unifying set of scientific principles known as the theory of everything would enable scientists to "know the mind of God." But in a follow-up book about the quest for the theory of everything, titled "The Grand Design," Hawking said the mechanism behind the origin of the universe was becoming so well known that God was no longer necessary.

    El Mundo's Pablo Jauregui asked about those two references to God in one of the questions he prepared for Hawking to answer, and here's the scientist's response:

    "Before we understand science, it is natural to believe that God created the universe. But now science offers a more convincing explanation. What I meant by 'we would know the mind of God' is, we would know everything that God would know, if there were a God, which there isn't. I'm an atheist."

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    Oh, okay. Apparently Rachel never read that response by Hawking, nor did I.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkShadow View Post
    Very nice...

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    Apparently, Stephen Hawking ended up being quite a democratic socialist -- a big plus as far as I am concerned. I wish he had run for office in England.
    Last edited by Natural Lefty; 03-16-2018 at 08:22 PM.

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