Sunday, December 19, 2010

Hawking back tracks?

There is an interesting article in the November issue of Scientific American,  Hawking versus God: What Did the Physicist Really Say about the Deity? The battle for eternity is fought on Larry King live. Here is an extract:

As the media frenzy spread from bloggers and tweeters to prime-time television, the authors countered that they never meant to claim that science proved that there is no God. “God may exist,” Hawking told CNN’s Larry King, adding, “but science can explain the universe without the need for a creator.”
“We don’t say we’ve proved that God doesn’t exist.” Mlodinow says. “We don’t even say we’ve proved that God hasn’t created the universe.” As for the laws of physics, he says, some may choose to call those God. “If you think that God is the embodiment of quantum theory, that’s fine.”

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