For the last few centuries Science and Religion have been playing the equivalent of a game of strip-poker.
Religion is now down-to-its last-vestiges of clothing (a frilly pair of woman’s panties as worn by The Pope) and Science is about to place it’s hand, a Royal Flush, on-to the table.
Rather than the conventional deck these cards come embossed with a simple statement of what is about to be revealed as fact.
GOD DID NOT CREATE UNIVERSE
Read some excepts from Hawkings new book ‘The Grand Design’:
“That makes the coincidences of our planetary conditions - the single Sun, the lucky combination of Earth-Sun distance and solar mass - far less remarkable, and far less compelling as evidence that the Earth was carefully designed just to please us human beings."
"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."