God did not create the universe, world-famous physicist Stephen Hawking argues in a new book that aims to banish a divine creator from physics.
Hawking says in his book "The Grand Design" that, given the existence of gravity, "the universe can and will create itself from nothing," according to an excerpt published Thursday in The Times of London.
"Spontaneous creation is the reason why there is something rather than nothing, why the universe exists, why we exist," he writes in the excerpt.
"It is not necessary to invoke God to light the blue touch paper [fuse] and set the universe going," he writes.
I know hes supposed to be a genius and stuff so I'm afraid of saying something that might make me sound like I'm trying to act more intelligent than THE Steven Hawking...and stuff...but....
Where did the gravity come from?
How did absolutely nothing become something?
Did God create gravity? Is there some sort of cosmic loophole that Hawking is desperately trying to find so he can preclude God from eclipsing his own brilliance? What gives?
I didn't come up with this, but even in the bygone (thank God) days when I was less religious (Christian) I lived by the credo "I don't have enough faith to be atheist." As each day passes I do my best to strive toward a life worthy of His glory, and my belief in that line has become inexorably bound to my soul.
I mean no disrespect to Hawking. He is, after all, a Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, a position once held by Sir Issac Newton himself. So nothing about his apparent atheism should actually be questioned since he's so freakin' brilliant...
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Typically cautious Larry Sabato, head of the University of Virginia's Center for Politics, is rocking the political world with a new "Crystal Ball" prediction: The GOP will win the House, making Ohio's John Boehner speaker, might get a 50-50 split in the Senate, and will pick up some eight new governors.
"2010 was always going to be a Republican year, in the midterm tradition," Sabato said in his latest prediction, issued Thursday. "But conditions have deteriorated badly for Democrats over the summer. The economy appears rotten, with little chance of a substantial comeback by November 2nd. Unemployment is very high, income growth sluggish, and public confidence quite low. The Democrats' self-proclaimed 'Recovery Summer' has become a term of derision, and to most voters—fair or not—it seems that President Obama has over-promised and under-delivered."
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Amazingly, the title of this story is: Shock Prediction: GOP to Take House, Maybe Senate in 2010 Election... Sabato should start a business as a Vegas wing-man with a break even guarantee by betting on red AND black.
So all I have to say about that is...what liberal media? This is a shock prediction? Do you know how many times I had to check the date on this story to make sure it wasn't written in 2008?
Every conservative in the country knew on January 21, 2009 that the GOP was going to take back the House at the very least. Liberals can't hide their crazy forever...and this case didn't hide it...ever!
Oh boy do I remember the lectures about how conservatives tried it their way and now it the Democrats turn. As if there was something new to be learned about spending money that doesn't actually exist.
What I really resent about these predictions is this sense of inevitability liberals have developed to explain away any rational reason their precious Democrats are about to be tossed on their asses.
Its not that they're doing a bad job, or that they brazenly admit their intent to defy the will of their constiuents...its just, through no fault of their own, "its just how these things work."
How about this for a shock prediction: Sabato's prediciton Dems win in 2010 activates electrodes attached to his nipples.
If people like Sabato want a reason why the Dems are poised to lose power they should put away the "crystal ball" and start reading tea leaves...
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This is it you guys! Like good ratings to the teflon MSNBC is made of the laughably low estimate on attendance for Restoring Honor wont stick, so lets pick out a few syllables about holding a sacred document that may not have actually happened to discredit the entire rally.
Restoring Honor was about...well, restoring honor. It wasn't a polemic, it wasn't in any way political. It was an affirmation of the values that made this country great in the first place. There's no way you can attempt to discredit that without looking like some lame liberal hall monitor.
How do we know he's lying anyway? According to the Mother Jones story (and I emphasize "story") someone would be in very deep
doo doo stimulus if it was ever admitted that he touched a forbidden fruit of our history. So is Beck lying or is Susan Cooper, the spokesperson for the National Archives, covering someones rear?
You know what? I actually don't freakin' care! If Beck didn't tell the truth...so what? How does that tarnish the basic goodness what Restoring Honor set out to accomplish or its message?
RIDDLE ME THIS LIBERALS... If Bill Clinton, of all people, advised married couples against committing of adultery would such an admonishment be incorrect because of its source?
It was a three hour event and the only time Beck was put on a pedestal was when the people being honored thanked him for having the event. So is this REALLY the best you got libs?
Like this latest grasp at straws would affect liberals' opinion of the rally if the words weren't uttered? Furthermore, they carry water for a vice president who thinks TV was Franklin Roosevelts opiate to the masses in 1929 WHEN HE WAS PRESIDENT....THREE YEARS BEFORE HE WAS ELECTED.
Then they have a president who once said we have 57 states! I don't know, maybe it was in jest, I'll give him the benefit of the doubt when Beck gets it.
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Somewhere the descendants of Errol Flynn hate me...dearly...
I struggled a bit to come up with the right leading lady, there was the obvious choice...
Then theres the less obvious choice...
I would be a little worried that Nancy would be uncomfortable running around with her head all covered up...
Anyway, then we have the "oh yeah" choice
This lip service to tax cuts is being hailed as a sort of moment of Obama coming to Jesus (a huh, a huh huh huh) on the economy. Forgive me if I choose to remain a doubting Thomas on that point.
The only struggle going on here is the one where liberals have to choose between their ideology and reality.
It's not at all a coincidence that the states having the biggest problems with money and scratching their heads in bemusement are the ones that liberals have a death grip on (California, New York, Michigan). They like to sneer at Reaganomics but it worked no matter how many times they make unchallenged pronouncements that it didn't.
I know next to Obama FDR is their great "progressive" liberal hero, after all, both smoked, one needed crutches to walk, the other needs a crutch to think....
FDR had more VP's than Biden has brain cells. There's the "New Deal," the "Big Effing Deal," and wasting money is an ass they can definitely kick.
One thing is certain. Reagan's economic policies didn't need a world war to finally get the country out of its economic funk. Furthermore...wait a sec, that quote said Obama wants to help the economy by giving MORE aid to...states...aaand...OMG they want more stimulus again?!? Wont these people ever learn?!?
I forget, what did Einstein say was the product of doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results?
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The media wanted to sit on this amazing scientific find, but photos leaked out, here is a magnified view of the virus.
Scientists are calling the petri dish the "Culture of Corruption"