This was a re-run of the Curiosity TV program of the same title, shown in the USA and Australia in 2011, which we commented on in Curiosity: Did God create the universe? Hawking’s answer to the question in the title was: There was no time before the big bang … What happened at the beginning of the universe is the final key for removing the need of a creator of the universe. an authority on theology, providence, eschatology, and immortality. As details of all the above are available in our article, What happened before the big bang? However, we can’t help but wonder why a man of Professor Hawking’s undoubted mental acumen but limited health and strength feels the need to spend so much time and effort trying to convince the world that God does not exist.
There is probably no heaven and no after-life either. Although the learned professor is a perceived authority on modern physics and cosmology, this does not make him an ‘information all-rounder’, i.e.
The world that the girl sees (a market place) looks very different from the same world as seen by the goldfish through its curved glass bowl.
From this, Hawking tells us that he doesn’t think that one reality is more valid than another, so to him this means that reality itself is in the mind of the beholder, i.e. However, according to , the primary meaning of ‘reality’ is: “The world or the state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them.” If the girl were in a similar glass bowl, and had eyes adjusted to the refractive index of water like the fish’s, then she would see the market place similarly to the way the fish sees it.
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On this subject, Hawking advances the classical evolutionist line that reality is in the mind of the beholder.
To do this he shows us a girl holding a glass bowl that contains a swimming goldfish.
He offers tips for using technology to train end users.
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