The answer is not 42!


So apparently the universe didn’t need someone to start it, and this must be true since it came from our most eminent and worshipped intellect Stephen Hawking:

In The Grand Design, extracts of which were printed today, Prof Hawking concludes: ‘Because there is a law such as gravity, the universe can and will create itself from nothing. ‘Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the universe exists, why we exist. It is not necessary to invoke God to light the blue touch paper and set the universe going.

Apparently the M-theory (Muggle-theory?) involves millions of other universes and 11 dimensions and provides a credible answer to the question ‘What is the meaning of life, the universe and everything’. And it is not 42 as Deep Thought suggested.

Richard Dawkins is quoted as saying he ‘always thought there was such a theory’, which roughly translated means he has absolutely no idea what Mr Hawking is on about but likes the sound of a theory that dispenses with God.

I used to get bothered by this type of razzle-dazzle dogmatism from the huge, shiny brains of clever atheists, but no longer. Mr Hawking (or may I call him Stephen. No, probably not, as I ain’t respected intelligentsia) is a bloke like me. He has had to decide God for himself and I have to decide for myself. I will never be as clever as him so do I trust him with my ego or look elsewhere?  And anyway he also says some pretty weird stuff, like we will have to leave the planet within 100 years and live in space, and that angry aliens are coming in big ships to take over.

A Bee

A Bee

See this picture of a bee?

I watched these flying around the lavender in an English Country Garden at sunset.  I don’t care if you think I’m mad, I really don’t. But it is stark staring obvious to me that all this has all come from my Creator. And hey, it’s not my job to persuade you otherwise if you disagree! When you agree with me it will be your own decision.

There are many reasons to doubt God, but scientific atheism seems to be one of the least genuine or convincing, a bit like the Emperor’s clothes.  Comment here if you please, tell me why anything on earth means anything at all without God…?

‘One day a group of scientists got together and decided that man had come a long way and no longer needed God. So they picked one scientist to go and tell Him that they were done with Him. The scientist walked up to God and said, “God, we’ve decided that we no longer need you. We’re to the point that we can clone people and do many miraculous things, so why don’t you just go on and get lost.”

God listened very patiently and kindly to the man and after the scientist was done talking, God said, “Very well, how about this, let’s say we have a man making contest.”

To which the scientist replied, “OK, great!” But God added, “Now, we’re going to do this just like I did back in the old days with Adam.”

The scientist said, “Sure, no problem” and bent down and grabbed himself a handful of dirt.

God just looked at him and said, “No, no, no. You go get your own dirt!”


About David Allsopp

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2 Responses to The answer is not 42!

  1. Ron Krumpos says:

    In “The Grand Design” Stephen Hawking postulates that the M-theory may be the Holy Grail of physics…the Grand Unified Theory which Einstein had tried to formulate and later abandoned. It expands on quantum mechanics and string theories.

    In my e-book on comparative mysticism is a quote by Albert Einstein: “…most beautiful and profound emotion we can experience is the sensation of the mystical. It is the sower of all true science. To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and most radiant beauty – which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their primitive form – this knowledge, this feeling, is at the center of all religion.”

    Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity is probably the best known scientific equation. I revised it to help better understand the relationship between divine Essence (Spirit), matter (mass/energy: visible/dark) and consciousness (fx raised to its greatest power). Unlike the speed of light, which is a constant, there are no exact measurements for consciousness. In this hypothetical formula, basic consciousness may be of insects, to the second power of animals and to the third power the rational mind of humans. The fourth power is suprarational consciousness of mystics, when they intuit the divine essence in perceived matter. This was a convenient analogy, but there cannot be a divine formula.

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