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Stephen Hawking’s Grand Book, But Where Is the Design?

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 8, 2010

Huffington Post

by Deepak Chopra and Menas Kafatos
Fletcher Jones Professor of Computational Physics,
Dean College of Science Chapman University

Stephen Hawking occupies a position in popular culture comparable only to Einstein’s eminence sixty years ago: he is our last wise man speaking with the total authority of advanced science. Until his new book, The Grand Design, appeared, co-authored with Caltech physics professor (and adept writer) Leonard Mlodinow, Hawking had left open the whisper of a possibility that God might be allowed to survive scientific scrutiny. Einstein had a strong feeling for the presence of awe and wonder at the far horizon of the cosmos and saw evidence for the existence of a unifying, rational presence in the mathematical order of the cosmos. But since then the universe of theoretical physics has become random, complex, paradoxical, and barren of divine presence. Therefore, when Hawking made worldwide news recently by declaring that “it is not necessary to invoke God…to set the Universe going,” a blow was struck for the noisy camp of atheists while the world of devout believers had one more reason–this time a crushing one –to consider science as the enemy of religion. Read the rest of this entry »

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