Stephen Hawking’s Latest Book Converting Lot of Atheists Into Believers

The Grand Design, Stephen Hawking’s latest book co-authored with physicist Leonard Mlodinow, is turning a lot of atheists/agnostics into believers, finds KBNN. An Internet based survey conducted by Rbit Analytics, an affiliated body of KBNN, has found that the book has profoundly shaken the disbelief of atheists, and toppled a lot of atheists/agnostics into believing in the God hypothesis.

“Atheism was such a simple and elegant concept before Prof. Hawking jumped into the fray, pardon me the somewhat out of place idiom, to explain the non-need for God hypothesis”, says Dan Black, head and co-founder of Believers Anonymous, a mutual help group that helps its members out of the addiction of belief.

“It is just confusing a lot of simple minded atheists who were basically looking for a non-explanatory rejection of God. Forcing them to understand all this complex science behind the absence of God makes them want to take the easy way out, and believe instead”

The phenomenon, though, is not limited to simple minded next door atheists, as the polls clearly show. People from all strata of society, including notable thinkers, journalists, even astrophysicists, are turning away from atheism/agnosticism, since the publication of book. If at all, the phenomenon is more noticeable among the scientists and science journalists.

“Science believes in Occam’s razor”, said Dr. Rupert Edwards, president of Association of American Astrophysicists, “and unfortunately, it’s looking like Prof. Hawking’s is putting atheism right where the razor can slash it out of existence. When compared to the simple explanation that religion offers for creation, Prof. Hawking’s version is so complicated and explains laboriously, and as fantastically, what the God hypothesis explained succinctly. Besides, right now, both the hypothesis seem to do equivalently on the requirement of falsifiability. So between the two, I’m not surprised that even scientists are picking up the God hypothesis”

Hawking’s book puts an alternative argument for the creation of universe, that makes God unnecessary even to light up the fuse, as he puts it. His answer is “M-theory,” which, he says, “posits 11 space-time dimensions, vibrating strings, point particles, two-dimensional membranes, three-dimensional blobs and other objects that are more difficult to picture and occupy even more dimensions of space”.

“It’s this kind of fantastic scientific theories that makes people look away from science”, says psychologist and a budding science popularizer, Dr. Dean Donahue, whose upcoming book aims to explain science in terms of popular concepts borrowed from Baseball and Hollywood. “Only PhDs in hard sciences can even being to attempt to understand any of it, if at all”, he insisted. “For all the popularity of A Brief History of Time, how many people have actually read and understood it?”

The worst attack, however came from a member of Believers Anonymous. “It’s crazy”, said Terry, a recent believer turned atheist, “the beauty of atheism for me was that it needed no explanation, and yet sounded intelligent enough, unlike religious belief. I can easily make assertions like ‘God does not exist’, and put the onus of proving God’s existence on others”

“If anyone asked me to substantiate my claim, I could just say, ‘but you cannot prove a negative existential claim’, and walk away with head held high. Now try explaining this Hawking’s complex creation hypothesis to believers. You’ll be bombarded with questions. ‘Can you prove the multiverse hypothesis’, umm. ‘Can you observe these multiverses’? umm, no, but …’ How about these vibrating strings?’ ummm. ‘So by your own logic, multiverses do not exist!’. Err”

“Who wants the burden of proof, man”, he added dejectedly, “especially when you don’t understand the head or tail of what you’re trying to prove or disprove”

Religious leaders are surprisingly silent on the phenomenon.

“It’s too early to comment”, said a local church leader, informally talking to KBNN reporter. “It might be a positive development, but you have to understand that these people joining the believers are not the true believers. Their belief in God could be as flippant as their ex-belief in atheism. It will certainly be good for them to be away from the atheistic beliefs, but for the large number of true believers who come to my church for instance, standing next to these half-converts might be a dangerous influence. But I’ve faith in God. He has turned His worst enemy, Prof. Hawkings, into His greatest agent. Praise the Lord”

Prof. Hawkings was not available for comment.

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21 thoughts on “Stephen Hawking’s Latest Book Converting Lot of Atheists Into Believers

  1. In “The Grand Design” Stephen Hawking postulates that the M-theory may be the Holy Grail of physics…the Grand Unified Theory which Einstein had tried to formulate and later abandoned. It expands on quantum mechanics and string theories.

    In my e-book on comparative mysticism is a quote by Albert Einstein: “…most beautiful and profound emotion we can experience is the sensation of the mystical. It is the sower of all true science. To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and most radiant beauty – which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their primitive form – this knowledge, this feeling, is at the center of all religion.”

    Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity is probably the best known scientific equation. I revised it to help better understand the relationship between divine Essence (Spirit), matter (mass/energy: visible/dark) and consciousness (fx raised to its greatest power). Unlike the speed of light, which is a constant, there are no exact measurements for consciousness. In this hypothetical formula, basic consciousness may be of insects, to the second power of animals and to the third power the rational mind of humans. The fourth power is suprarational consciousness of mystics, when they intuit the divine essence in perceived matter. This was a convenient analogy, but there cannot be a divine formula.

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    1. Hello Ron,
      Agreeable with your statements above at the same time read Nucleus of the Absolute and Quantum Theory of Higgs Mechanism by Chandrakanth Natekar in order to explore the same theories and people seem to write lots of theories…acc to me…just as + exists the – also exists as yes and no…more over email…

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  2. It is said that the universe can and will create itself from nothing. This is not correct. This belief is not scientific. This is against the Law of Conservation of Mass and Energy. Nothing can be created from ‘NOTHING’. In fact, the universe has been created from Infinite Expanse of Virtual Nothingness. In theologians terminology this is known as Infinite Expanse of Spirituality (Consciousness). Both gravitational waves and current of consciousness could not so far been seen by any manner. Since they can not be seen, they have been termed as ‘NOTHING’ or ‘ZERO’. This state of nothingness is eternal and the universe has been created from here.

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  3. There is no association of american astrophysicists, nor is there a scientist by the name of Edward Rupert working in that field. How much of this article is pure fiction?

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    1. Next you’ll tell me there is no God! Come on man. How can you make negative existential claims with so much of certainty. Maybe, you’ve not looked hard enough?

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    2. @ColdComfort: you got the name wrong, it was Rupert Edwards mentioned in the post, not Edward Rupert. Not that this turned up any better results… Boo, hiss, for badly unsubstantiated articles.

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      1. And the wikipedia link is dead too. 😦

        Did you want to fix this with the correct information asuph or should I un-share the article because it’s all made up.

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  4. This is a conspiracy against KBNN’s integrity. Someone is removing all the google indexes and links in this article. You speak truth, and this is the price you pay! Independent journalism is dead. Only corporates rule the media.

    John, you can do what you see fit. One less link to this blog hardly matters to its publicity. We’re doing quite fine, thank you.

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    1. Correction: independent journalism is dying, and using fictional citations like you have done is exactly what is killing it. I doubt God requires you to tell lies in order to venerate Him.

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  5. Apologies for the threat above.

    I was thinking about this article last night. And even if it was made up (contra your claims), it still makes very effective and helpful satire. Your argument is great and makes the point effectively: the alternate to a divine creator is just as implausible and difficult to prove empirically.

    Respect for that. Even if your links and references are dodgy.

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  6. *
    Stephen Hawking writes in The Grand Design, “It is not necessary to invoke God to light the blue touch paper and set the Universe going.” Hawking said the Big Bang was merely the consequence of the law of gravity. In A Brief History of Time, Hawking had suggested that the idea of God or a divine being was not necessarily incompatible with a scientific understanding of the Universe.

    Although Hawking is very close to Truth yet he is not perfect in his views while discarding the role of divine being. I consider the role of eternal gravity uppermost but I strongly differ with Hawking on the role of divine being. I consider Divine Ordainment is the cause of Creation of Universe.

    Now I give Radhasoami Faith view of Creation Theory. In Sar Bachan (Poetry) composed by His Holiness Soamiji Maharaj the August Founder of Radhasoami Faith the details of creation and dissolution has been described very scientifically. It is written in Jeth Mahina (name of Hindi moth) in this Holy Book: Only He Himself (Supreme Father)and none else was there. There issued forth a great current of spirituality, love and grace (In scientific terminology we may call this current as gravitational wave). This is called His Mauj (Divine Ordainment). This was the first manifestation of Supreme Being. This Divine Ordainment brought into being three regions, viz., Agam, Alakh, and Satnam of eternal bliss. Then a current emerged with a powerful sound. It brought forth the creation of seven Surats or currents of various shades and colours (in scientific terminology we may call it electromagnetic waves). Here the true Jaman or coagulant was given (in scientific terminology this coagulant may be called as weak nuclear force and strong nuclear force). Surats, among themselves, brought the creation into being.

    These currents descended down further and brought the whole universe/multi verse into being i.e. black holes, galaxies etc. were born.

    I would like to add further that sound energy and gravitational force current are non polar entity and electromagnetic force is bi-polar. Hence spiritual polarization, if occurred, is occurred in the region of Sat Lok and region below to it only.

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    1. but what exactly Stephen hawking wants to prove?
      according to me god doesn’t exist..
      just say .. god has not created this universe but the universe it self is god, he does not exist but we exist in it..
      u should believe what u can see ,feel,touch,hear.
      till now no one has seen the god.
      and the concept of god is made by man itself

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      1. God must be amused by the comedic spectacle of mere mortals setting about to prove whether or not He exists.

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      2. ”u should believe what u can see ,feel,touch,hear.”. You cant see, touch, hear an atom. None in the world has ever seen an atom. Yet, atoms exist. Just because you cant see, touch or hear something, doesnt mean it doesnt exist. Btw, us believers do feel God, so let the feeling out

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  7. I honestly thought I was reading The Onion for a second. If this isn’t an attempt at dry humour, then it’s a ridiculous piece of garbage.

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    1. Thanks Adam. Even Stephen Hawkings said the same thing to me other day when I was dining with him. Thanks for visiting, and for the encouraging words.

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