Stephen Hawking Says "There Is No God" In Final Book

There is no God,’ says Stephen Hawking in final book

"No one directs the universe", Stephen Hawking states in "Brief Answers to the Big Questions", presented to a large audience in London on Monday.

"There is no God".

"I am convinced that within this century, people will learn how to modify the intelligence and instincts such as aggression", wrote Hawking. They're just not "God" in the Judeo-Christian-Muslim sense of the word.

Hawking, considered one of the most brilliant scientists of his generation, died in March at the age of 76. Besides being a significant scientist, Hawking was also an atheist who believed that "there's no God".

The book was meant to collect Hawking's answers to the questions he received most frequently from answer seekers. Well, I suppose it's possible that I've upset someone up there, but I prefer to think that everything can be explained another way, by the laws of nature, he wrote in the chapter titled Is There a God?

For an eternity, Hawking was asked the same things and thus he started to work on "Brief Answers to the Big Questions" a year ago, but unfortunately, he was unable to finish it before his death in March at the age of 76.

"I think the universe was spontaneously created out of nothing according to the laws of science".

Hawking revealed that he did not believe in a higher power because it's the "laws of nature", not a diety, that dictates what happens. "We need to be wary of answering back until we have developed a bit further". "Travel back in time can't be ruled out according to our present understanding", he writes. "It sometimes feels like he's still here because we talk about him and hear his voice - and then we have the reminder that he's left us", Lucy Hawking said for AFP. "How good is the track record of the human race in using advances in technology for the good of ordinary people?"

His greatest concern, his daughter said, "is how divided we've become", adding: "He makes this comment about how we seem to have lost the ability to look outward, and we are increasingly looking inward to ourselves". "Stephen understood how to put the theory of black holes together with the theory of quantum mechanics, and from that derived the formula which is now on his headstone in Westminster Abbey, which essentially says how many gigabytes [of information are stored] in every black hole that we see up in the sky". Unleash your imagination. Shape the future.' Hawking also encouraged youth to 'wonder about what makes the universe exist.' In an excerpt of his book published in a British paper, Hawking theorised about the potential emergence of a genetically-enhanced elite.

British theoretical physicist professor Stephen Hawking gives a lecture during the Starmus Festival on the Spanish Canary Island of Tenerife on September 23, 2014.

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