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LONDON (Reuters) – God did not create the universe and the “Big Bang” was an inevitable consequence of the laws of physics, the eminent British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking argues in a new book.

In “The Grand Design,” co-authored with U.S. physicist Leonard Mlodinow, Hawking says a new series of theories made a creator of the universe redundant, according to the Times newspaper which published extracts on Thursday.

“Because there is a law such as gravity, the universe can and will create itself from nothing. Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the universe exists, why we exist,” Hawking writes.

“It is not necessary to invoke God to light the blue touch paper and set the universe going.”

I think Hawking has sacrificed science on the altar of God-hate. What makes a brilliant mind spew such utter nonsense, such laughable anti-science?

Science is all about observation and experimentation and falsifiablilty, but there has been a resolute march away from the concrete to the purely mathematical, because if you can cook the formulas with enough imaginary ingredients, not only will people think you’re smart but you also get to invent whatever you want. Formulas can’t account for the mass of the universe? Invent “dark matter”. Run into the brick wall of abiogenesis? Say it started a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away where we can’t observe it-- and so our pet theory can’t be falsified.

But what of Hawking’s statements then? Doesn’t “The Grand DESIGN” mean there was a Grand Designer? Design cannot be denied; just a surface-skimming of the natural world tells us that the only alternative to explaining how bees and flowers exist because God designed them as interdependent from the start, is to make-believe that they just happened to evolve at precisely the same rate--- for millions of years. Yeah, that’s the ticket--- time is the magic wand we need so we can pretend there’s no God. Multiply that by the number of inter- and multi-dependent biological systems and you get a glimpse of the absurdity of design without a Designer.

Then there’s the even more ridiculous claim that “the universe can and will create itself from nothing.” Pul-eeze! Paint this picture for me, Steve: there’s nuthin’. For a bazillion years (whatever that means when there’s no way to measure time). No matter, no laws, no forces, nuthin’. Now tell me how ANYTHING HAPPENED. To nuthin’. Explain that, Steve. I know I’m a peasant and a fool for my psychological crutch and all, but do try. I need something more than BLIND FAITH here, Steve.

If this is the depth to which eminent physicists have sunk, we have only the bleakest future ahead of us, as science is transmorgrified into a bizarre religion of Lord Dark Matter the Magical. It lives in a rainbow and lollipop universe where the observable laws of physics are discarded in favor of beliving things can cause themselves to exist, and we are told to blindly swallow the dogma of our betters when they say We now know the moon is demonstrably not there when nobody looks.* (That’s a REAL science site, by the way, so be sure to look at their other articles.)

And these atheists have the gall to mock OUR faith. Whatever.

* ADDED: see also this article

Posted 2010-09-14 under faith, God, Science, creation, evolution, religion