The old paradox Can God make a stone so heavy that he cant lift it
More Quotes from Stephen Hawking:One cannot really argue with a mathematical theorem.
If we do discover a complete theory, it should be in time understandable in broad principle by everyone. Then we shall all, philosophers, scientists, and just ordinary people be able to take part in the discussion of why we and the universe exist.
There is no prescribed route to follow to arrive at a new idea. You have to make the intuitive leap. But the difference is that once you've made that intuitive leap you have to justify it by filling in the intermediate steps.
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.
Not only does God play dice, but... he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.
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But the universe, as a collection of finite things, presents itself as a kind of island situated in a pure vacuity to which time, regarded as a series of mutually exclusive moments, is nothing and does nothing.
The moral issue here is whether the United States Congress is going to stand in the way of science and preclude scientists from doing lifesaving research.