Professor Stephen Hawking has been causing a bit of a religious stir after giving an interview to the Guardian newspaper.
The physicist described heaven as a “fairytale for people who are afraid of the dark” and we are pretty sure the author of ‘A Brief History in Time’ wasn’t talking about the famous gay nightclub in London.
Hawking has said on record that the Grim Reaper doesn’t bother him and having defined physics celebrating his 69th birthday in January despite a provisional early death the scientist has sometimes been misquoted by saying that he does not believe in God.
In his recent interview the Professor added "There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark."
His ‘fairy tale’ comment does not lead to a happy ending, as you can imagine bold statements dismissing the afterlife has upset a fair share of religious groups who are still annoyed with his previous statements...
Last year Hawking said, "it is not necessary to invoke God to light the blue touch paper and set the universe going" during another interview to promote his book ‘The Grand Design.
Hawking was a speaker at Google’s Zeitgeist Conference in Hertfordshire yesterday where he aired his views towards the Large Hadron Collider. He told the audience the project will not give us the answers we want in regards to the nature of the universe and made the comment, “Philosophers have not kept up with modern developments in science. Particularly physics.”
He went on to say if scientists really need the answers to their questions they would need to build a second Hadron Collider the size of the milky way, and we are pretty sure he wasn’t talking about the popular chocolate bars!
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