Friday, September 03, 2010

An Extraordinary Science Adventure

An Extraordinary Science Adventure

News from the science front brings us a wee bit closer to knowing (and I mean wee) how the Universe came into being. It’s so refreshing when scientific education succeeds in opening doors and letting in natural facts concerning reality. Therefore perhaps, closing, a little bit, the collective mental gap developed by human religion to believe the fictitious divine intervention tale as fact.

Religion offers no answers only FAITH a word that means (in religion) no proof but what we tell you (no matter how preposterous it may sound) is true, so you better believe it or else.

It’s as though religion had became an aggregate ‘personhood’ and entered the human psychic, writing indelibly these words … "Hey 'I' have no answers, no proof but that’s OK. All you have to do is just keep the faith that (a) God created the Earth, sprinkled it with creatures (animal and vegetable), in preparation for the real mission of concocting a GODLY mortal who will be separate from the sprinkled creatures that were solely put on the Earth to be used by this GODLY mortal that 'I' will dub MAN. These words are not to be forever and EVER, questioned!”

Somehow, this mythical tale of ole’ was able to take hold of a reasoning part of way too many human brains, kidnapping minds, forcing them to believe it reality. YIKES!

Thank goodness for the superior intellects (like Stephen Hawking) who live amongst us and lead us into the glorious light of real awareness. AMEN! thinkingblue

God did not create the universe, says HawkingClick photo for story.AFP/File – God no longer has
any place in theories on the creation of the Universe due to a series of developments … .By Michael Holden

LONDON (Reuters) – God did not create the universe and the "Big Bang" was an inevitable consequence of the laws of physics, the eminent British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking argues in a new book.

In "The Grand Design," co-authored with U.S. physicist Leonard Mlodinow, Hawking says a new series of theories made a creator of the universe redundant, according to the Times newspaper which published extracts on Thursday.

"Because there is a law such as gravity, the universe can
and will create itself from nothing. Spontaneous creation is the
reason there is something rather than nothing, why the universe
exists, why we exist," Hawking writes.

"It is not necessary to invoke God to light the blue touch
paper and set the universe going."

Hawking, 68, who won global recognition with his 1988 book
"A Brief History of Time," an account of the origins of
the universe, is renowned for his work on black holes, cosmology
and quantum gravity.

Since 1974, the scientist has worked on marrying the two
cornerstones of modern physics -- Albert Einstein's General
Theory of Relativity, which concerns gravity and large-scale
phenomena, and quantum theory, which covers subatomic particles.

His latest comments suggest he has broken away from previous
views he has expressed on religion. Previously, he wrote that the
laws of physics meant it was simply not necessary to believe that
God had intervened in the Big Bang.

He wrote in A Brief History ... "If we discover a complete
theory, it would be the ultimate triumph of human reason -- for
then we should know the mind of God."

In his latest book, he said the 1992 discovery of a planet
orbiting another star other than the Sun helped deconstruct the
view of the father of physics Isaac Newton that the universe
could not have arisen out of chaos but was created by God.

"That makes the coincidences of our planetary conditions --
the single Sun, the lucky combination of Earth-Sun distance and
solar mass, far less remarkable, and far less compelling evidence
that the Earth was carefully designed just to please us human
beings," he writes.

Hawking, who is only able to speak through a computer-generated
voice synthesizer, has a neuro muscular dystrophy that has
progressed over the years and left him almost completely paralyzed.

He began suffering the disease in his early 20s but went on to
establish himself as one of the world's leading scientific
authorities, and has also made guest appearances in "Star
Trek" and the cartoons "Futurama" and "The Simpsons."

Last year he announced he was stepping down as Cambridge
University's Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, a position once
held by Newton and one he had held since 1979.

"The Grand Design" is due to go on sale next week.

(Editing by Steve Addison)



First Steps: Six million years ago, what set our ancestors on the path from ape to human? Aired November 3, 2009 on PBS.


Birth of Humanity: New discoveries reveal how early humans hunted and formed families. Aired November 10, 2009 on PBS.


Last Human Standing: Many human species once shared the globe. Why do we alone remain? Aired November 17, 2009 on PBS.

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