Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking

Brief Answers to the Big Questions: "There's no God", Stephen Hawking in his final book

ANI | Updated: Oct 17, 2018 13:47 IST

London [United Kingdom], October 17 (ANI): The final book of late physicist Stephen Hawking was published on Tuesday, October 16, week and one of the most prominent explanations coming from the renowned personality is about God.
In the book titled,'Brief Answers to the Big Questions', Hawking writes, "Do I have faith? We are each free to believe what we want, and it's my view that the simplest explanation is that there is no God. No one created the universe, and no one directs our fate."
As Cnet reported, Hawking goes on to say in his book that the realisation about God made him to decide that belief in an afterlife was just "wishful thinking" and that "when we die, we return to dust."
However, the scientist does not completely rule out the possibility of the existence of God. He wrote that if there was God, he had a question for him. "If there were such a God, I would like to ask, however did he think of anything as complicated as M-theory in eleven dimensions."
The book tackles many of such complex questions, including if humanity will survive, the threat of nuclear war, climate change, and so on. Hollywood actor Eddie Redmayne, who played Hawking in the 2014 film The Theory of Everything, has written the book's foreword.
Known for his outstanding contribution to physics and cosmology, Hawking died earlier this year in March. (ANI)

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