Wednesday, 8 September 2010

The answer to the Universe? Don't think so.

Stephen Hawking's   TheGrand Design is attracting a lot of comments, so I might as well put my spoke in.Another book, how sad, that sends out the message that there is nothing higher in life than a chemical soup.Hawking argues as strongly as those who justified, reasoned and proved that the earth was flat and the universe revolved around it.And it doesn't matter if you believe in God or not,but to put a religious spin on it Hawking must be bit of a God himself to be able to reduce us all to several black boards of chalk scratchings.So does all this theorising explain love, creativity,art,music,intelligence etc etc? No, it only explains where we  think might be at this point in 'time.'


  1. I totally agree with you.
    This is the same argument as the one that reduces the butterflies in the stomach to chemical procedures.
    Science will always try to explain and dissect everything, while art will keep on picking up the pieces and (co-)create.

  2. We have a case of non-overlapping magisteria here. Science will never have the answer to something for which there is no evidence - science means evidence. As for sad, I disagree; there is so much wonder in scientific discoveries and explanations - probably akin to what the religious call spirituality. Knowing how a rainbow forms adds to its beauty, and becomes even more wondrous.