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Stephen Hawking Declares

'There Is No Heaven'

5/16/2011 9:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Renowned scientist Stephen Hawking doesn't want to rain on your parade or anything -- but he'd like you to know there is no such thing as heaven when you die. Debbie Downer!

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In an interview with the Guardian, Hawking explained, "I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark."

If there is no heaven ... how does he explain bacon, Bar Refaeli, and the iPad?

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David    

Well Mr Hawkins, I think you can not see the things as clearly as you think you do. Spontaneous creation, something from nothing as you elude to and proven as you say in your experiments. For that to be possible ether must be laws of physics already in existence before that event happens in order for it to happen, correct? Did that law of physics come into existence at the same time as the creation or aka/ the big bang, but that hardly makes sense does it? You also stated that there was nothing before the big bang, no time, no beginning, no nothing and inferred God could not exist before that. However, it was you that said, in a black hole time is stopped, no forward, no backward, but the black hole exists, it is there, is it not! So I ask you: does God the creator need time as we define time and need time to exist? Are you looking at God in the same plain as you look at the existing universe?

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Philip Maguire    

I think there is a confusion of definitions here. Heaven is actually a state of being. It is the possession of God just as Hell is the loss of God. So, if Stephen Hawking is merely claiming that Heaven is not a place which exists physically he's probably right. But if he is denying Heaven as a state of being he is well outside of his field of expertise and he is seriously mistaken.

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588.

santhiya    

sir you say that the universe is made up of the big bang and god is not responsible.then who created the humans sir. were they created on their own? dont think that am insulting you sir am a big fan of you. i have always accepted your thought at the same time am a great devotee of god. i just want to prove you that god exists. please tell who created humans sir.

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