Hawking quote: “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,” Hawking writes. “It is not necessary to invoke God to light the blue touch paper and set the universe going.
Stephen Hawking “The Grand Design”
Disclaimer: Although this website is NOT a supporter of religious indoctrination, encouraging Hawking to spout ever more conditioning malarkey is insulting to anyone with a mind they can call their own. This arises from the binary ‘religion or science’, as if there are no other choices. A further choice is thinking for yourself?
Wiki: …”the Big Bang” as an event is also colloquially referred to as the “birth” of our universe since it represents the point in history where the universe can be verified to have entered into a regime where the laws of physics as we understand them work. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Bang#Singularity
No laws of physics
Wiki: Gravity, or gravitation, is a natural phenomenon by which all things with mass are brought toward (or gravitate toward) one another, including planets, stars and galaxies, and other physical objects. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravity
No mass, no gravity
Hawking is saying that the universe was created by physical laws and gravity that did not exist at the time of the big bang.
Circular Reasoning Description: A type of reasoning in which the proposition is supported by the premises, which is supported by the proposition, creating a circle in reasoning where no useful information is being shared. https://www.logicallyfallacious.com/tools/lp/Bo/LogicalFallacies/66/Circular-Reasoning
Circular reasoning is used so often in science that no one seems to notice it’s there…
The elephant in the room.
Wiki: Elephant in the room… is based on the idea/thought that something as conspicuous as an elephant can appear to be overlooked in codified social interactions, and that the sociology/psychology of repression also operates on the macro scale.
Hawking is not the only fruitcake esteemed by science. See SETI
Repression a key concept of psychoanalysis, is a defense mechanism… (?) It ensures that what is unacceptable to the conscious mind, which would arouse anxiety if recalled, is prevented from entering into it and is generally accepted as such by psychoanalytic psychologists.
Hawking quote: “Before we understand science, it is natural to believe that God created the universe. But now science offers a more convincing explanation. What I meant by ‘we would know the mind of God’ is, we would know everything that God would know, if there were a God, which there isn’t. I’m an atheist.” Hawking 2014
Meme creation: that science knows everything.
Stephen Hawking is a lifetime member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, a Catholic research institute.