YOU have probably heard the news about the new, soon to be released book by Stephen Hawking. Here’s an article about it from Fox News: Stephen Hawking Picks Physics Over God for Big Bang, which says:
Physics was the reason for the Big Bang, not God, according to scientist Stephen Hawking.
The book, co-written by American physicist Leonard Mlodinow and published next week, sets out to contest Sir Isaac Newton’s belief that the universe must have been designed by God as it could not have created out of chaos.
Well, one great mind is colliding with another. You remember Ray Comfort, whom we’ve called a one-man festival of foolishness. We’ve written about him several times, most recently here: Ray Comfort on Ben Franklin, Darwin, & Einstein.
We weren’t expecting this, but — brace yourself — Ray Comfort is challenging Hawking. This is truly a clash of equally-matched combatants. The Christian Newswire, which says it is “the most used and most recognized distributor of religious content press releases in the nation,” has this press release at its website: Stephen Hawking Breaks Atheist Rules. Here are some excerpts, with bold added by us:
According to professor Stephen Hawking, God didn’t create the universe. Instead, nothing created everything. However, according to the author of the book, Nothing Created Everything — the scientific impossibility of atheistic evolution, Stephen Hawking has violated the basic laws of science.
Wow! Has Comfort caught Hawking in a colossal blunder? Let’s read on:
Comfort said, “It is embarrassingly unscientific to speak of anything creating itself from nothing. Common sense says that if something possessed the ability to create itself from nothing, then that something wasn’t nothing, it was something — a very intelligent creative power of some sort.”
We’ll give you one last excerpt, and as we do so, it is painfully obvious that this press release was put out by Comfort himself:
The best-selling author and TV co-host, added, “Hawking has violated the unspoken rules of atheism. He isn’t supposed to use words like ‘create’ or even ‘made.’ They necessitate a Creator and a Maker. Neither are you supposed to let out that the essence of atheism is to believe that nothing created everything, because it’s unthinking.
Nor should an atheist speak of gravity as being a ‘law,’ because that also denotes the axiom of a Law-giver. Laws don’t happen by themselves. But look at how careless the professor was, with his, ‘The Big Bang was the result of the inevitable laws of physics and did not need God to spark the creation of the Universe.'”
Hey, that’s right! A scientific “law” requires a law-giver. How could Hawking have missed that?
Faced with such awesome opposition, we predict that Hawking will soon be retracting his book and issuing an apology to the world. It’s the only way he can salvage what little remains of his reputation.
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