Hawking writes, “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.”
It wasn’t an earth-shatteringly good discussion, but it did hold my attention. Therefore, I’ll post it.
Oxford mathematician and physicist Sir Roger Penrose, who isn’t a Christian, disagrees not only with Hawking’s M-Theory, but questions whether it should even be called a theory. Adding some thoughts of his own, Alister McGrath, a well known Christian scholar, likewise disagrees with Hawking’s claim that God is not needed to create the universe… of course.
The conversation is quite technical at points. But else should we expect? The two guests are interacting with Stephen Hawking. He’s no intellectual slouch. Anyway, if you like science, you’ll probably enjoy this show.
Must Listen Factor: Low to Moderate. Now if you’re into cosmology, that changes everything. You’ll probably love the discussion. Otherwise, this is probably only for audio scavengers.
Length: 1 Hour.
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