Stephen Hawking and God: Who made the touch-paper?
Stephen Hawking is quoted in today's Daily Telegraph saying
“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.”
He added: “It is not necessary to invoke God to light the blue touch paper and set the Universe going.”
Oh, dear - once again I have to quake and tremble as my faith receives an unanswerable blow... or not. Just a couple of things, though, Stephen, before I retreat into the pointlessness that atheism brings:
- Why is there a law of gravity?
- Who made the touch paper that we don't need God to light?