By: Mary Smith - Staff Writer
Published: May 16, 2021

Hawking Heaven

Hawking Heaven - The world-renowned theoretical physicist says that heaven does not exist. In fact, Steven Hawking finds no room for it in his vision of the cosmos. His life work is in total conflict with religion.

The Hawking heaven comments from the 69-year-old comes with a theory. He says the human brain is like a computer that will stop working when its components fail.

“There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark,” Hawking said in a statement.

It’s not the first time the world-renowned thinker has made controversial statements about religion and the existence of God. In “Grand Design,” a book Hawking published last year, the physicist declared that it was “not necessary to invoke God … to get the universe going.”

For Hawking, the concept of religion is in constant conflict with his life’s work — science, and understanding the most basic ways in which the universe works — and it’s almost impossible to reconcile the two.

Other scientists find it difficult to get past the Big Bang Theory without God.


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