Saturday, September 04, 2010

Stephen Hawking: Nothing from Nothing?!? Are you Kidding me?!?

So Stephen Hawking says that it's possible for something to be created from nothing: "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."

Mr. Hawking appears to be making two statements in this message. Either:

a) Gravity apparently is a "nothing" and not a "something"; or
b) Gravity has a will and acts upon this to create (be it spontaneously or other).

There are three problems with these:

1) Nothing creates nothing, only a something creates a something else;
2) In order to create a something, another something must be added to an already existed something and those something needs to be moved together by a force (a first mover);
3) Gravity - according to Hawking's logic - is sentient and therefore can think, plan, act, etc.

Even a scientific layman like me can point out the flaw(s) his Hawking's argument.

I'm sorry, I don't care how smart this guy [apparently] is; he has lost all credibility with such a hyper-fanciful statement.

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Further reading:

You Can't Make Something From Nothing! -

Thomistic Philosophy Page -

Creation out of Nothing -

Five Ways or Five Proofs? -

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