Stephen William Hawking, CH, CBE, FRS, FRSA, the world’s most beloved British theoretical physicist and cosmologist has officially declared that he has made God redundant. God did not even create the universe, Stephen Hawking revealed recently. To put an end to this God once and for all he has written a book The Grand Design.
What are we in for now? Evolution or Desolation?
It is perhaps a bit rich for Hawking to make God redundant after granting him/her/it a celebrity cameo at the end of his multi-million selling A Brief History of Time. In his famous conclusion to the book, Hawking wrote that if scientists could find the most fundamental laws of nature “then we should know the mind of God”. To be fair, he was writing metaphorically – we all know what he meant.
He now suggests that the search for this particular Holy Grail is over, now that scientists have come up with a type of theory, known as M-theory, that may describe the behaviour of all the fundamental particles and force, and even account for the very birth of the universe. If this theory is backed up by experiment, it might perhaps replace all religious accounts of creation – in Hawking’s capacious mind, it already has. –The Telegraph
The human race should remain on stand by as hence forth there are going to be changes. To begin with man will re-order the laws of nature and physics. We are now in charge. And as soon as Stephen lays his hands on some mud he will make a man, breathe into him and give him life. In the mean time he will ponder a few questions from a memo that landed on his desk: Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge? Will you even put me in the wrong? Will you condemn me that you may be in the right? The last I remember a man called Job was stood to task about creation and the laws of nature this is how he summed up a short session of Q&As with the Almighty:
Then Job answered the LORD and said:
“I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted. ‘Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge? ’Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know. ‘Hear, and I will speak; I will question you, and you make it known to me.’ I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees you; therefore I despise myself, and repent in dust and ashes.” (Job 42:1-6 ESV)
Stephen Hawking, could be right. But without further ado and bruhaha, as we now make God redundant, let our auspicious human representative read aloud Job 38-41 to all humanoids. Then proceed to answer only two or three of the questions therein and we shall all surely toast to God’s early retirement party.