Creation came ‘from nothing,’ not God: Stephen Hawking http://usat.me?39958622
What is interesting about this article is that a physicist is speaking about something decidedly non-scientific. Science demands observation and reproducibility. Hawking ignores both aspects of science and simply declares “Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the Universe exists, why we exist. It is not necessary to invoke God to … set the Universe going.”
By saying “Invoke God,” Hawking still acknowledges God, even if it is in a roundabout fashion. Creation ‘ex nihilo’ means God spoke all that is into existence. This ties in with the Genesis account. Without a Creator who makes the stuff, there is still no solution to the origin is the universe. Since we were not present at the creation, and we have no demonstrable evidence of a spontaneous creation as described by Hawking, I’m not buying his theory/hypothesis.
I’m interested in reading this book by Hawking, but in the meantime I’ll keep my ‘simple’ understanding that God created the earth in the fashion described by Genesis chapter one.