I feel sorry for Mr. Hawking. He sounds so empty and lost and wants nothing more than humanistic exaltation. Science alone cannot win. So much of science points to the existence of God....the laws of physics, chemistry, etc, all show this to be true.
Publican wrote: Just how does one determine who knows the most about the universe? Don't you have to know more about the universe than that person to say that with any authority? I mean; if I say that someone is a really great veterinarian, don't I have to be on a higher level to make that assessment? At any rate; as I've always said... great technician, just no thinker.
He (Hawking) insists "science" will "win".
I'm told the word "agnostic" means literally IGNORAMUS.
Hawking reminds me of some of my more arrogant co-workers who continually reject facts that I present to them and either go smugly silent or continue to argue their perceptions.
Isaiah 50:11 well describes such individuals who exhibit characteristics totally opposite that of the "more honorable" BEREANS, mentioned in the book of Acts.
Just how does one determine who knows the most about the universe? Don't you have to know more about the universe than that person to say that with any authority? I mean; if I say that someone is a really great veterinarian, don't I have to be on a higher level to make that assessment? At any rate; as I've always said... great technician, just no thinker.
As a well-known scientist, Stephen Hawkins claims science as based on observations and facts - and yet this very foundation of science was violated by elevating to the truth his claims that Aliens are likely to exist. There were no proofs/evidences - but surprisingly a conclusion is made. Real unbiased science make discoveries and claims as science only those which were observed and seen objectively, it should even be replicable. Sadly, many people think that Christianity is anti-science but it never was... many great minds of the past and present have uncompromising Christian faith and yet they never comprise the basic tenets of science which is truthful observation of facts and not speculative theory which is already embraced as truth when in fact it is still a theory not proven.
a true examination of science can lead to a greater knowledge of the Creator! Stephen Hawkins is hardly the great objective voice for the world. So who made him god, to tell the world what is and isn't?
Wow, how very sad that this man will haved lived his life in vain and spent his gift of intelligence from God on glorifying himself. All of that science and he will never be able to answer the most important questions he has because he began with the presupposition that there no God. He would have done well to study his predecessor, Isaac Newton, who was a devout Christian, a little closer. I pray he finds the answer to all of his questions, Jesus Christ, BEFORE he dies.
Louis Neel, Nobel Prize for physics wrote: ‚Ä¶the progress of science, no matter how marvelous it appears to be, does not bring science closer to religion but it leads to dead ends and shows our final ineptitude at producing a rational explanation of the universe.
as found in, [URL=http://www.johnankerberg.org/Articles/_PDFArchives/science/SC3W0699.pdf]]]Some Interesting Statements By Scientists: (only one is by a biblical creationist)[/URL].
From Webster's 1913 Dictionary:
Rationalism /Ra¬ītion¬∑al¬∑ism/ (rash¬īun¬∑al¬∑iz'm), n. [Cf. F. rationalisme.] 1. (Theol.) The doctrine or system of those who deduce their religious opinions from reason or the understanding, as distinct from, or opposed to, revelation. 2. (Philos.) The system that makes rational power the ultimate test of truth; -- opposed to sensualism, or sensationalism, and empiricism. Fleming.
But one should be [URL=http://www.icr.org/article/exploring-limitations-scientific-method/]]]Exploring the Limitations of the Scientific Method[/URL].
Faith Taught wrote: "When asked by ABC News' Diane Sawyer about the biggest mystery he'd like solved, he said, "I want to know why the universe exists, why there is something greater than nothing."" The simplest Christian has known the answer to this for thousands of years. Heb 11:3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear." No Faith - No understanding!! Thus the impoverished atheist knows nothing really.
Well said Faith. Scripture says that only a fool would say there is no God. In my opinion this fellow is simply a fool who is more dangerous than some of the others, but a fool none-the-less.