Stephen Hawking understands the universe better than most of us. How come he hasn't found God?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
He doesn't claim to be an atheist and he often attends church-his views on religion are unclear.
- STILL standingLv 51 decade ago
Because God can't be found exclusively through science.
God should be looked for primarily in religion, spirituality, morality.
Metaphysics, philosophy, and science can also provide proof of God's existence, but it is a very worldly and rational proof, which is not conducive to the faith in God and His Son that true believers have.
Sometimes it is possible to know too much to have the patience, temperance, and humility that true faith requires.
Such is the problem for Mr. Hawking.
- duffman071Lv 41 decade ago
Because he understands that the laws of the universe (i.e. laws of nature through science) can explain everything, and hence the need for a "god" to explain everything is not needed anymore. If everyone knew and understood what Stephen Hawking understands, there would be no religion in this world. People would understand religion is just manmade drivel to explain the unexplained and sugar-coat our existence with the promise of a joyous afterlife (if you are not a sinner). It's just a fantasy, nothing more. He understand this.
- BoilerfanLv 51 decade ago
I'm not sure he understands the universe any better. He understands certain principles, mechanical in nature, but can only apprehend like the rest of us the bigger picture. Also, finding God is a good way to get alienated in the scientific community. Unfortunately truth is not the ultimate goal anymore.
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- KallanLv 71 decade ago
Well hello?? Have you not read the Gospel of the FSM??
It totally explains this and our prophet is a PhD:
"We have evidence that a Flying Spaghetti Monster created the universe. None of us, of course, were around to see it, but we have written accounts of it. We have several lengthy volumes explaining all details of His power. Also, you may be surprised to hear that there are over 10 million of us, and growing. We tend to be very secretive, as many people claim our beliefs are not substantiated by observable evidence. What these people don’t understand is that He built the world to make us think the earth is older than it really is. For example, a scientist may perform a carbon-dating process on an artifact. He finds that approximately 75% of the Carbon-14 has decayed by electron emission to Nitrogen-14, and infers that this artifact is approximately 10,000 years old, as the half-life of Carbon-14 appears to be 5,730 years. But what our scientist does not realize is that every time he makes a measurement, the Flying Spaghetti Monster is there changing the results with His Noodly Appendage. We have numerous texts that describe in detail how this can be possible and the reasons why He does this. He is of course invisible and can pass through normal matter with ease."
So, if Hawking is looking for God (this reminds me of an HBO series with Dave Letterman years ago).. then obviously the FSM is changing the data to remain invisible.
That's my speculation and I'm sticking to it..
- JohnCLv 51 decade ago
Stephen Hawking has wasted his entire life on a black hole and we're suppose to take advice from him? I wouldn't ask or take his advice on diddly squat. The truth is my mail man knows more about the workings of the universe then your blown up mister Hawking ever will. Get real people!
- Anonymous1 decade ago
I don't know, but if the universe had a voice, it would be Stephen Hawking's computer....
- 1 decade ago
For someone to say there is no God, it would mean that he has ABSOLUTE knowledge of ALL things in the universe. No one has that.
We know a faction of things. There is more evidence that points to a Devine Creator. Look how complex the human body is...so many complex systems within the body.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Speaking of his understanding o the universe....I find it interesting that he warns against our efforts at attempting contact with ET's. He's not convinced we will find a benevolent and protective order of aliens.
- 1 decade ago
What makes you think he hasn't? People think God and science are separate, but, they are not. Science says if you can explain it, it isn't God. Religious people say if you can't explain it, it is God. And, I say...it's all God. There's no separation, on an illusion of it.
- THE WAR WRENCHLv 41 decade ago
why do you put your trust in a corrupted man people say that they cant trust the bible because it was wrote by a man Stephen is a man come on get a clueSource(s): CFFC