Here is an excerpt from the book which appears in the Wall Street Journal: Why God Did Not Create the Universe. A brief quote from that should suffice:
The discovery recently of the extreme fine-tuning of so many laws of nature could lead some back to the idea that this grand design is the work of some grand Designer. Yet the latest advances in cosmology explain why the laws of the universe seem tailor-made for humans, without the need for a benevolent creator.
As recent advances in cosmology suggest, the laws of gravity and quantum theory allow universes to appear spontaneously from nothing. 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.
[Translation note: "Lighting the blue touch paper" is a British expression that may derive from old flintlock technology, which these days means doing something that causes excitement.]
The news about this new book has apparently had a transformative effect on the neo-theocrats at the Discovery Institute‘s creationist public relations and lobbying operation, the Center for Science and Culture (a/k/a the Discoveroids, a/k/a the cdesign proponentsists).
The Discoveroids have somehow shaken off their rigid, theocratic style and have suddenly dared to go where none of them has gone before. Today they’ve published at their creationist blog what we assume is their first deliberate attempt at humor. That’s right, dear reader, the Discoveroids are trying to be funny.
This is something you won’t want to miss, as there’s nothing funnier than when a creationist — oblivious to the ridiculousness of being himself — consciously tries to be funny. Take a look for yourself: Hawking Not Needed to Explain His New Book, Says Universe.
We won’t spoil things by quoting any of it. It’s something that you must experience first-hand, in its entirety. It’s so spectacularly … well, revealing of the creationist mind that it should become an instant classic — along with the only other known instance of creationist humor, the joke that ends with: “Make your own dirt!”
Go ahead. Click over to the Discoveroid blog. Grok in fullness.
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