I put a lot of effort into writing A Briefer History at a time when I was critically ill with pneumonia because I think that it's important for scientists to explain their work, particularly in cosmology. This now answers many questions once asked of religion.
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There are grounds for cautious optimism that we may now be near the end ofthe search for the ultimate laws of nature.
The old paradox Can God make a stone so heavy that he cant lift it
I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.
Most sets of values would give rise to universes that, although they might be very beautiful, would contain no one able to wonder at that beauty.
All the evidence shows that God was actually quite a gambler, and the universe is a great casino, where dice are thrown, and roulette wheels spin on every occasion
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All that I am I owe to Jesus Christ, revealed to me in His divine Book.
To take my work seriously would be the height of folly.
As a small child in England, I had this dream of going to Africa. We didn't have any money and I was a girl, so everyone except my mother laughed at it. When I left school, there was no money for me to go to university, so I went to secretarial college and got a job.