BRIEF ANSWERS TO THE BIG QUESTIONS

by Stephen Hawking

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    • I hope people realize this is just his opinion and that he is very wrong.
    • Stephen Hawking’s final book was released this week. I’ve read his other works so I was quick to grab this one. In this work, released posthumously, Hawking gives his answers to the big questions we ponder most. Most controversial is his answer to the existence of God. I approached this book fully aware of his position, so Hawking’s denial of a creator was not surprising. What was surprising, though, was how elegant his argument was, yet unconvincing to me. Stephen Hawking approaches the existence of God scientifically. It’s his position the laws of physics do not need a god for the universe to exist. The argument is compelling. Many would agree with him. The problem is science cannot answer this question. Science is an excellent tool and resource for measuring and studying all that exists in our physical world. By studying our surroundings we can understand what happens now, in the far past, and in the distant future. Science cannot give an answer beyond what is physical. The response by many people of faith will be to rebut Hawking’s answer by using science, and I think that’s a mistake. In the way science is needed to understand the physical world, faith is necessary to understand God. Fortunately He has revealed Himself to us.In the physical world we are like characters in a book. As characters we can learn a great deal about the book. We can know the setting, other characters, and the plot. What we cannot know is the author. God is the author of the book of our physical world. We would never know about Him had He not revealed Himself to us initially through the inspiration of scripture and ultimately by entering the story through Jesus Christ.I highly recommend ‘Brief Answers to the Big Questions.’ As you read it, be fascinated by the wealth of knowledge this man held. Do not shy away from it just b/c you disagree with the author. If your experience is like mine, you’ll grow in your fascination of this physical world, and by extension it’s ultimate Author.
    • Insight into the greatest mind since Einstein.
    • This is a brilliant book for our time. Great answers to great questions. Essential reading to imagine what we can do on this planet in these times. Wonderful.
    • I bought this book because I admire Stephen Hawking and wanted to learn more about science. He asks questions in this book that I haven't thought of like what is in a black hole. There is no definitive answer to this question, but I did learn that a black hole is a collapsed star that does have gravitational power to suck in a human being. I learned that a black hole does trap in light and emit a lot of heat and radiation. Hawking supported living in space, and he supports his belief by telling readers there are ice caps in the craters on the moon and volcanic activity on the planet Mars. This may be old news to most people, but this is new information for me. It gives hope that people will eventually live in space and build colonies there. I really like the chapter where Hawking questions whether or not God exists. He did not believe in God, but he does asks readers what question they would ask God if they believe in his existence. This is a question that got me thinking about what I would ask. There are written tributes in this book by his daughter Lucy, actor Eddie Redmayne that all show how revered Stephen Hawking is. I admire the optimism he had and enjoy this book very much.