Sep 21, 2010

Mr. Hawking, Sir, I Have a Couple of Questions

"God no longer has any place in theories on the creation of the Universe due to a series of developments in physics" says Stephen Hawking, a British scientist of theoretical physics and cosmology.

Mr. Hawking says that the big bang was merely a consequence of the law of gravity.

Mr. Hawking in his new book, "The Grand Design" writes, "Because there is a law such as gravity, the Universe can and will create itself from nothing. Spontaneous creation is the reason why there is something rather than nothing, why the Universe exists, why we exist."

Hawking draws this conclusion from the discovery of a planet that orbits a star outside of our solar system and says "that makes the coincidence of our own planetary conditions - the single Sun, the lucky combination of Earth-Sun distance and solar mass - far less remarkable, and far less compelling as evidence that the Earth was carefully designed just to please us human beings."

With all due respect Mr. Hawking, you are wrong.

Now compared to Stephen Hawking, I might be likened to a dog that only knows the command to sit or lie down, but I like to think that I have even a bit common sense about me. If I may ask a few questions about his theory, I would like to hear a straight answer, and not just an ad homonym response, as he and his colleagues are so often want to do.

With that said these are the questions I would like to ask him;

Question #1 You say the Universe made itself from nothing. I know you are a brilliant genius of a man, but are you aware of what "nothing" is? How can anything be made from nothing, there is nothing there to make it with.

Also, I notice that you capitalized the word Universe and your language seems to suggest the Universe is some sort of entity that can volitionally perform such an action as making something, when you say "the Universe made itself". I'm sure you wouldn't say that the Universe existed before it created itself into existence right? I'm sure also that you would deny that the Universe is some pre-existent eternal entity, because I would just call that God, but the mostly because the Universe is the after affect from that single point in time "In the beginning" when nothing created something.

Last time I checked though, nothing (which isn't even conceivable to think of as it excludes even empty space, because space is something) had a pretty hard time using nothing to create anything.

Question #2 If "In the beginning was Nothing", where did gravity come from? And how did it come to be a 'law'? Is gravity a self existent force, can gravity even be without something to pull?

Can gravity exist in nothing (remember space is not nothing, it is something)? I've always heard of gravity spoken of as the result or force created by a specific object; i.e. the "sun's" gravitational pull, or the the "moon's" gravitational pull.

Question #3 You say that it is not very remarkable that our planet just so happens to be in the so very precise and perfect position so as to sustain life. You say this because of the discovery of a single planet that orbits a star out in distant space, and thus you say it can be possible that the big bang was the creator of the universe.

Don't you think that that is just bad science at best or hopeful thinking at worst? So what if there planets that orbit a star elsewhere? I thought science makes its conclusions based on repeatable observation? These planets are not in the position to support life, nor will they ever be.

Question #4 Why do you hate God so much? Yet you are so ready to talk about space aliens as a reality. Is it because, like Dr. Richard Dawkins, you do desperately need an explanation for our existence? Will you say as well that space aliens are our creators? You simply cannot escape from the simple notion that we had to have been created by someone.

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures. Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

(Romans 1:18-25)

I feel like I'm having deja vu

Hello everyone...(pause to hear the crickets chirping)...

I know it's been a very long time since my last article. There was no real reason for my absence other than I was just spending less time on the computer at home and more time with my family.

I am going to try to begin writing a little more now, not because I'm going to be spending less time with my family now, but because my job, with which God has blessed me, allows me to bring a laptop in my truck. So, I can write whilst I work and then transfer and post my article when I get home, thereby effectively killing two birds with one stone. I get to write while at work (and get paid for it ;D), and be with my family when I'm at home. Thank you Lord for your kindness. So if there is anyone who actually reads my ramblings, I hope to ramble on a little more frequently now. I also can't stress enough how much I like the idea of getting comments. Please, comment and let us get some conversations going.