Hawking’s hope(lessness)

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An article entitled, ‘Hawking: If we survive the next 200 years, we should be OK,’ CNN.com reveals some conclusions reached in the mind of the greatest scientist of our times, Stephen Hawking. Hawking thinks that the only hope for the survival of the human race is to establish pockets of human communities in space.

“It will be difficult enough to avoid disaster on planet Earth in the next 100 years, let alone next thousand, or million. The human race shouldn’t have all its eggs in one basket, or on one planet. Let’s hope we can avoid dropping the basket until we have spread the load.”

This is what brilliance sans the knowledge of God concludes.

The very environment in which we live—education, entertainment, and society—has helped many to suppress the knowledge of the existance of God, which each one of us is gifted with.

The Bible says:

” . . . because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God . . . Professing to be wise, they became fools . . .”

Having allowed our knowledge of God to be suppressed and boxed in by strong forces in the world in which we live, can we please dare to think outside the box? Can we please be brave enough to at least consider that perhaps the foolishness of the Greatest Book of all time is wiser than the greatest scientist of the present time?

Only one way is open for the human race to survive. The Book says that only few will find it.

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2 responses »

  1. “Professing to be wise, they became fools . . .”

    My husband and I recently saw a documentary called “Expelled”, narrated by Ben Stein. At the end Mr. Stein interviews Richard Dawkins, noted intellect, rabid atheist. He vehemently denounced the possibility of God as foolishness and, after many questions as to his notion of how life on earth began, he finally admitted that he thought life on this planet may have been “seeded” here by extra-terrestrials of some sort. These aliens had also randomly evolved on their home planet. (He was careful to emphasize that these being were also the product of Darwinian evolution.) He was willing to buy into an argument of infinite regress (involving intelligent design) rather than admit the possibility of an Intelligent Designer. He said all this with a straight face, in all seriousness.

  2. Willard, in the Divine Conspiracy,
    speaks of Hawking, and Tolstoy of long ago,
    who see or saw the world as

    just

    particles and progress.

    Hawking is so brilliant, it is really sad.

    Thank you, Nahomi.

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