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    Hawking: No God...Get Over It

    ...a message that apparently needs constant FaRTian repetition...

    'There is no God,' says Stephen Hawking in final book
    By Rob Picheta, CNN

    There is no God -- that's the conclusion of the celebrated physicist Stephen Hawking, whose final book is published Tuesday.

    The book, which was completed by his family after his death, presents answers to the questions that Hawking said he received most during his time on Earth.
    Other bombshells the British scientist left his readers with include the belief that alien life is out there, artificial intelligence could outsmart humans and time travel can't be ruled out.
    Hawking, considered one of the most brilliant scientists of his generation, died in March at the age of 76.






    "There is no God. No one directs the universe," he writes in "Brief Answers to the Big Questions."
    "For centuries, it was believed that disabled people like me were living under a curse that was inflicted by God," he adds. "I prefer to think that everything can be explained another way, by the laws of nature."

    Hawking suffered from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a neurodegenerative disorder also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, for most of his adult life.
    The scientist died while still working on the book, which his family and colleagues finished with the help of his vast personal archives.
    'Increasingly looking inward'

    While Hawking spoke of his lack of belief in God during his life, several of his other answers are more surprising.
    "There are forms of intelligent life out there," he writes. "We need to be wary of answering back until we have developed a bit further."

    And he leaves open the possibility of other phenomena.
    "Travel back in time can't be ruled out according to our present understanding," he says. He also predicts that "within the next hundred years we will be able to travel to anywhere in the Solar System."

    "He realized that people specifically wanted his answers to these questions," the scientist's daughter, Lucy Hawking, who helped complete the book, told CNN.



    Hawking saw the world on the brink of a "vast transformative change" when he died, she noted, adding: "He's asking us not to go into the future blindly. How good is the track record of the human race in using advances in technology for the good of ordinary people?"

    In remarks prepared by Hawking and played at the launch of the book in London on Monday, the scientist also turned his attention to the world he was leaving behind.
    "With Brexit and Trump now exerting new forces in relation to immigration and the development of education, we are witnessing a global revolt against experts, and that includes scientists," Hawking said.

    Hawking had been a critic of the United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union, and called Donald Trump a "demagogue" in 2016.
    His greatest concern, his daughter said, "is how divided we've become," adding: "He makes this comment about how we seem to have lost the ability to look outward, and we are increasingly looking inward to ourselves."

    Hawking's final message to readers, though, is a hopeful one.
    Attempting to answer the question "How do we shape the future?" in the book's final chapter, the scientist writes: "Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet."
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    Other bombshells the British scientist left his readers with include the belief that alien life is out there, artificial intelligence could outsmart humans and time travel can't be ruled out.
    In the book he also warns against genetic engineering because of the potential for human designer babies resulting in the rich breeding super humans that will crush the poor. Or words to that effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    the rich breeding super humans that will crush the poor
    ...an experiment that apparently wasn't successful in tRump's case...his spawn are dumb as a box of hair...

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    Yeah well in his case the apple doesn't fall far from the orange.

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    An interesting statement from the croaker.
    He presumably believed in the scientific method which presumably says that the existence of the alleged god can’t be proved but also can’t be disproved. As far as I’m aware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by docmartin View Post
    As far as I’m aware
    ...you may have to re-calibrate your awareness meter...

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    Scientists read hundreds of books and still want to know more. Christians read one and think they know everything.

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    My statement qualifier is working. Apparently.

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    A few years ago he claimed time travel is 'impossible', a word scientists use with caution, otherwise we would have been visited by people from the future. His book appears to u-turn on this, though as it was completed by his daughter it may be her license not his.

    As for global division and approaching chaos, one doesn't need to be an expert to see that.

    But overall he set minds in motion, which is a healthy legacy.

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    oh well folk, there you have it... ain't no God, so, what will it be, how will we end - the death of humanity:

    a) rich folks superhuman children, b) nuke ourselves to death, or, c) Arnolds Terminators (aka artificial intelligence)

    Well, what do ya think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pickel View Post
    Scientists read hundreds of books and still want to know more. Christians read one and think they know everything.
    The Bible only needs 3 words changed for it to make sense. Just the first 3 words. Change "In the begining..." to "Once upon a time..."


    ^a. The rich won't hesitate to make their heirs stronger.

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    I suppose it's one way to sell a book...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowie View Post
    oh well folk, there you have it... ain't no God, so, what will it be, how will we end - the death of humanity:

    a) rich folks superhuman children, b) nuke ourselves to death, or, c) Arnolds Terminators (aka artificial intelligence)

    Well, what do ya think?
    Nibbled to death by starving poodles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    "There is no God. No one directs the universe," he writes in "Brief Answers to the Big Questions."

    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    "There are forms of intelligent life out there," he writes. "We need to be wary of answering back until we have developed a bit further."

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    The scientist died while still working on the boo

    That LGBT campaigning cripple's gone to Hell

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    The Bible only needs 3 words changed for it to make sense. Just the first 3 words. Change "In the begining..." to "Once upon a time..."


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    Hawking was a fraud, stealing the work of others and lecturing and repeating them in books as they were his own

    how can he claim there is no God ? a bit pretentious and very "unscientific" of him to make such a claim, only a God could make such a claim

    Science is just another religion anyhow, so claiming to be God to kill others God is what religious leaders do best

    Hawking is just another religious leader, and definitely think and operated like one to promote the good words

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    how can he claim there is no God ?
    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    only a God could make such a claim
    Only a God could claim there is no God? Do you see the flaw in your idea?
    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Science is just another religion
    It's not, but if it was, it would be a religion with no god.

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    If god took acid, would he / she / it / other see people ?

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    Science is a religion, Universe is the God, or if you prefer, the "domain" of teaching for that religion

    the origin of Science has always been religion,

    check your history,

    Modern science has been trying to replace "traditional" religion with a new one

    the problem is that the "new" religion of Science suffer from the same flaws as the "old" ones

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    The problem is that as traditional religions find the backseat, they're being replaced with political correctness...

    - as that she-bitch, lezzy, femkunt (who I've cum to respect) said on that otter dead thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Hawking was a fraud, stealing the work of others and lecturing and repeating them in books as they were his own
    ...nonsense...
    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    a bit pretentious
    ...like a crepe then...
    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Science is just another religion anyhow
    ...no, it's not...but it is true that you are just another idiot...
    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    claiming to be God to kill others God is what religious leaders do best
    ...more nonsense...
    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Hawking is just another religious leader
    ...difficult to understand your confused babble...are you related to the Pope?...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pickel View Post
    Scientists read hundreds of books and still want to know more. Christians read one and think they know everything.
    I might question the supposed number of books and material that scientists and scholars absorb.

    Perpetuated myth, generally speaking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    In remarks prepared by Hawking and played at the launch of the book in London on Monday
    That was a good move waiting until a month after rocking up at the papally postulated pearly gates before publishing this!


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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    I might question the supposed number of books and material that scientists and scholars absorb.

    Perpetuated myth, generally speaking.
    If the idea of a person reading hundreds of books is questionable to you...
    I'll say no more.

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    God of course moved on
    She was disappointed with mankind,the messengers and porridge possibly

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