The new situation created by the thief will illustrate the laws of arithmetic just as well as the original situation.” In the end, what do we find when we examine Hawking’s three core arguments against God?His god of the gaps line of reasoning is one that has been sufficiently answered and clarified numerous times.Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the universe exists.
Alexander Vilenkin has showcased how even a multiverse cannot escape a beginning.
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The same is true where a cause for existence is concerned, which leads us to Hawking’s second argument against God.
The impression that the universe had a beginning has bothered many atheists, including Hawking who once remarked, “Many people do not like the idea that time has a beginning, probably because it smacks of divine intervention.” To get around the universe having a beginning, Hawking has made a couple of propositions.
But when he argues against the existence of God, I’m rather surprised at his core arguments, which can be found in various works such as .
Let’s take a look at Hawking’s three key arguments against God and see what answers for them can be had.
So it is fair to ask Hawking why having an uncaused cause like his is so reasonable while the Christian’s uncaused cause is preposterous.
In his critique of Hawking’s position, science journalist Tim Radford recognizes this inconsistency and writes: “The laws of quantum and relativistic physics represent things to be wondered at but widely accepted: just like biblical miracles.
His redefinition of “nothing” in no way removes God (and actually introduces us to something like God), but instead only reacquaints us with the standard debate between two eternal ‘somethings’ – the uni/multiverse and God. Lastly, his argument against miracles is simply opinion, confuses the violation and application of natural laws, and is succinctly answered by C. Lewis who said: “But if we admit God, must we admit Miracle? That is the bargain." Again, Stephen Hawking has a supreme intellect, demonstrates great courage and strength in his life, and is someone to be respected.