Posts Tagged ‘Hawking’

What Stephen Hawking doesn’t understand about Heaven

Friday, May 27th, 2011

It’s depressing to see Stephen Hawking, one of the most brilliant minds in his field, trying to speak as an expert on things he sadly seems to know rather less about than many averagely intelligent Christians. Of course there are people who think of “heaven” as a kind of pie-in-the-sky dream of an afterlife to Read more

Hawking’s vision has stalled.

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

On May 19, 2011 front page news in The Dominion Post reported that software made by Massey University computer scientist and astrophysicist, Ian Bond, enabled findings of 10 giant free-floating gas planets around the size of Jupiter.  The planets are believed to be about two-thirds of the way to the centre of the galaxy, which Read more

Heaven’s a fairy story for those afraid of the dark

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Heaven’s a fairy story for people afraid of the dark, physicist Stephen Hawking said earlier this week. There is nothing beyond when the brain flickers for the final time. Hawking, diagnosed with Motor Neurone disease at 21, is now aged 69. “I have lived with the prospect of an early death for the last 49 Read more

Hawking the theologian – his sentences and nuance are strangers.

Friday, May 20th, 2011

The study of philosophy and theology are a waste of time according to one of the world’s greatest living scientists, Stephen Hawking. ‘Most of it is based on a complete disregard of observational evidence and modern science.’ Nuance and a Hawking sentence are, by necessity, strangers, says Adam Clarke Eastes in his critique of what Read more