Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Did the Universe Create Itself?

I am currently reading the book, "GOD and Stephen Hawking: Whose design is it anyway?"

   I have found the book most interesting so far. Here are a few quotes I want to share:

        The author, referring to Stephen Hawking's book, The Grand Design: "Thus, the main conclusion of the book turns out not simply to be a self-contradiction, which would be disaster enough, but to be a triple self-contradiction. Philosophers  just might be tempted to comment: so that is what comes of saying philosophy is dead!"

       Referring to this statement made in Hawking's book: "because there is a law of gravity, the universe can and will create itself out of nothing."

        Another quote from the author, "What this all goes to show is that nonsense remains nonsense, even when talked by world-famous scientists. What serves to obscure the illogicality of such statements is the fact that they are made by scientists; and the general public, not surprisingly, assumes that they are statements of science and takes them on authority. That is why it is important to pint out that they are not statements of science, and any statement, whether made by a scientist or not, should be open to logical analysis. Immense prestige and authority does not compensate for faulty logic."

        Anyways, I recommend the book. To see how the author can make these statements you should read through the thought process he uses.

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