Stephen Hawking sorry to disagree


Stephen Hawking sorry to disagree

Once again I saw something that got my mind working on something thats not going in my books

My friend used this quote from Professor Hawkings to ‘prove’ her atheism was correct.


The role played by time at the beginning of the universe is, I believe, the final key to removing the need for a Grand Designer, and revealing how the universe created itself. … Time itself must come to a stop. You can’t get to a time before the big bang, because there was no time before the big bang. We have finally found something that does not have a cause because there was no time for a cause to exist in. For me this means there is no possibility of a creator because there is no time for a creator to have existed. Since time itself began at the moment of the Big Bang, it was an event that could not have been caused or created by anyone or anything. … So when people ask me if a god created the universe, I tell them the question itself makes no sense. Time didn’t exist before the Big Bang, so there is no time for God to make the universe in. It’s like asking for directions to the edge of the Earth. The Earth is a sphere. It does not have an edge, so looking for it is a futile exercise.”
~Stephen Hawking~

Now I hold the man in high esteem but there are to many holes in this for me (more my mind) to let go.

  1. Time didn’t exist before the Big Bang in the full article here he states that because we can’t see time before the big bang it doesn’t exists.
    1. That is the equivalent of saying that the furniture in the living room doesn’t exist because the lights are off.
    2. Nothing exist outside of time we can neither prove or disprove at this time, but if gravity around a black hole can slow light(what we use to measure universal time) to the point it is not moving then it would seem that some things can exist out of time.
  2. it was an event that could not have been caused or created by anyone or anything in the full article he said that there could be no cause because time didn’t exists.
    1. Everything has a cause even if we don’t know what it is. Here are some examples of causes for big bang. 
      1. The mater that made the big bang reached critical mass and exploded.
      2. Here is mine (I write fiction) in a trillion year old Galaxy a scientist was experimenting and created a blast wave that broke atoms into pieces even photons were readjusted. Since it couldn’t be stopped it kept expanding destroying that universe and the universe inside the blast started to reform (starting with atoms and stuff) now there is no way to see past the blast that is why there is black in the background of space and the universe(as we see it) has an ambient temperature that is the same.

Now I happen to agree with the thought that there is a creator (I tend to disagree with organized religion) but with or without a creator this quote has some gaping holes in logic.

Now that I have that out of my head maybe I can get to writing my books.

Thanks again for reading



One thought on “Stephen Hawking sorry to disagree

  1. No time before the big bang? How does he figure? Time ‘as we know it’ maybe, because time is relative and in many ways an illusion. He can’t prove that anymore than I can prove that it did. Just my off the cuff thoughts.

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