Stephen Hawking feels like God is unnecessary when it comes to the understanding of the whole world. Hawking has his own opinion on God which is shown in his book "The Grand Design" which was authored also be Leonard Mlodinow, Caltech physicist. He thinks that God is just something for humans that they need. There have always been controversies between scientific research and religion. The Grand Design talks about some of these. The law of gravity, not God, is what made the creation of the universe possible, Hawking says in the book. People who disagree with Hawking say science, being limited by laws of nature for instance gravity, is an inadequate approach to understanding the role of God within the galaxy.
Is it going to be Stephen Hawking or Sir Isaac Newton?
Stephen Hawking's new book, "The Grand Design," squares off against the beliefs of Sir Isaac Newton, according to The Guardian. Newton stated that God designed the whole universe. It seemed impossible to Newton that the universe could have formed spontaneously. Hawking says gravity made the spontaneous creation of the universe possible. The Guardian said Hawking's current stance on God is a reversal of the position he took in "A Brief History of Time," the 1988 bestseller that made him world famous. In that book Hawking wrote that he accepted the role of God in the creation of the Galaxy. "If we discover a complete theory," he wrote, "it would be the ultimate triumph of human reason – for then we should know the mind of God."
Hawking bets on science to win
Hawking was the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge in London, which technically makes him one of Newton's successors. In "The Grand Design," he writes that he started to doubt Newton's belief that the world could not have formed from chaos in 1992, when a planet was found orbiting a distant star. During a June interview with ABC News, Hawking said humans created God in their image as a being with whom they can have a personal relationship. He also said it is impossible considering human life was a complete incident and doesn't have any significance. Hawking explained his stance to ABC News. He said Science will always win between science and religion.
Hawking needs to explain
Individuals of faith, such as William Crawley at the BCC, disagree with Hawking's idea of the world naturally being created by calling it a "classic agnostic response". To Crawley, Hawking is only speaking for himself when he says God is not necessary for understanding the universe. "The Grand Design" gives no reason, he said, to rule out a religious explanation for the physical laws of the universe. There are many scientists that disagree with Hawking also. Fox News interviewed Professor George Ellis who believes differently than Hawking in that if it did come down to religion or science, which it would not, religion probably would win. Ellis is the president of the International Society for Science and Religion. "A lot of individuals will say, OK, I choose religion then," he said very evidently. "It is science that will lose out."
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