829 days ago.
God, Time and Hawking
From his book, "The Grand Design", Stephen Hawking says the following: 1. "No matter how thorough our observation of the present, the (unobserved) past, like the future, is indefinite and exists only as a spectrum of possibilities." I would take this to mean, that until an event is observed directly in some manner..no matter how obvious the event may seem due to the results that came after....all possibilities of that event must be taken into consideration. 2. "It is not necessary to invoke God to light the blue touch paper and set the universe going" It may not be necessary, but if one accpets the first quote....a scientific mind cannot dismiss the possibility of God or a creator until the event of creation can be observed. Bascially put, the Big Bang and the Creation story are on equal scientific footing no matter what the observable present seems to be.