Stephen Hawking argues in his new book that there was no need for God to create the universe. The creation process was done by the law of gravity.

It is not God who is to blame. He did not create the universe. Physical laws is what made it possible, writes the British astrophysicist and mathematician Stephen Hawking in a new book.

Hawking is undoubtedly one of the world’s most famous scientists, after a series of popular science books and numerous TV appearances. He is heavily handicapped and must use a wheelchair. He can not talk without computer aid, but there is no doubt that he has one of the most brilliant brains and theories of our time.

In his book “The Grand Design” the professor claims that the universe’s creation in no way was part of a divine plan, but an inevitable result of a physical law, in this case, the law of gravity. The book comes out in Britain next week, but some excerpts has already been published in the newspaper The Times.

In a book from 1988 , “A Briefer History of Time”, Hawking seems to have accepted God’s role in creation of the universe. But in his latest book, he has abandoned this point of view, according to the British newspaper The Guardian.

In this year’s book challenges the law of gravity, discovered by Sir Isaac Newton, who despite his scientific orientation were convinced that there must be a plan behind the creation process. It had to be a God behind it, as he believed that the universe could not have been created by chaos.

This is an excerpt from Stephen Hawking’s new book:

Because there is a law such as gravity, the universe can and will create itself from nothing,” he writes. “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.

Source: VG Nett via The guardian