The following is an exerpt from Stephen Hawking’s new book, The Grand Design, due out next week:
“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...” (Reuters)
I may only be a moron, but how can something that does not exist create itself? How can laws exist without a Lawgiver? At what point do sane people look at comments like this and say, “Excuse me, but you, my good man, are an IDIOT!”
Given the expanse of eternal time, and the fact, as Hawking sees it, that the universe did and can create itself, is there not then the possibility that there is more than one universe? Is it not possible, also, to assume that anything at any time could just pop out of nowhere, right in front of us and say, “Here I am!” If any matter can create itself out of nothing, then the intent of the thing not created must have existed before the thing that was made. I am sure that there could be a great many other intents floating around out there that could all of a sudden explode into existance, maybe even taking this universe with it. Who knows?
There has to be some way we can find out the truth…hmmm…I wonder where we could find it?
You know, it is sorta funny how that I was just reading Plato yesterday (no kidding), and he believed that Idea and Form came before substance. He did not believe in a God who had the Idea, just that the Idea existed. Hawking believes that the Law of Gravity existed before the universe used it to create itself. Sorta reminds me of an account of some other Athenians…
Maybe Plato should sue for royalties? Oh, better yet, since he doesn’t exist any more, he could just bring himself into existence again and go over to London and smack Mr. Hawking for not only stealing his Idea, but for being a fool (Psalm 53:1).