September 24, 2010

Stephen Hawking says universe not created by god

"Because there is a law such as gravity, the universe can and will create itself from nothing," he writes. "Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the universe exists, why we exist.
"It is not necessary to invoke God to light the blue touch paper and set the universe going."
Full article here.

In his latest book The Grand Design Hawking sets out to contest Sir Isaac Newton's belief that the universe could not have been created out of chaos.
The Grand Design