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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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76.

Tookie Topbox    

When that dude dies he'll be all dressed up with no place to go.
Actually it'll prolly be quite hot where he goes...he may even see Osama bin Laden!!! Take some ice water and an air conditioner cuz you're gonna need 'em!!!

1071 days ago
77.

S_BHATT    

This freak needs to STFU; everyone regards him as a genius, but really, what has he every accomplished? His whole career is theoretical...pure speculation...he hasn't actually contributed a lick of hard science that can be applied. He hasn't invented nor improved anything, so explain to me why he's such a brilliant physicist? I can see why he is so quick to dispell the concept of heaven and an afterlife though; if I had to spend my life trapped in that twisted wreck of a body, I would question the existence of God too.

1071 days ago
78.

penny    


Whoever is the Marketing Genius for Religion has done a bang up job. Such Crap! Scary how many gullible people are on here.

Tell me....Where do you go when you go to Sleep? Well, that's the same place you're going when you brain and body quit!!

1071 days ago
79.

diogenes    

There is Man-made and there is God-made. Stephen Hawking has a Brilliant mind and has endured a horrible physical presents on Earth. For his sake and my own, I hope that he is wrong.

1071 days ago
80.

Sue    

smarty pants has no concept of "spirit" :.)

1071 days ago
81.

yomama    

there is no soul. There is no heaven. There is no "god." There is only energy.... matter itself is simply frozen energy, so to speak. People want so badly to believe that they are more than they are... but in reality we are just a complex amalgamation of molecules located on a minute ball of dust circling a mediocre star in a low rent neighborhood of an average galaxy in a vast and indifferent universe.

Get over it and move on and live your life the best you can because THIS IS ALL THERE IS.

1071 days ago
82.

HumanNature    

For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten. Ecclesiastes 9:5

READ THE BIBLE!!!

1071 days ago
83.

Oh Lord    

This guy is full of ****.

Brian Whitaker takes jabs at this ******* on stage when it comes to his time travel bull****. Brian has it right - this douche can't even drive!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEeuhZ6qS0o

1071 days ago
84.

Mikey    

This guy can't even figure out how to get himself a decent haircut.

1071 days ago
85.

CA Girl    

He'll be so surprised.

1071 days ago
86.

Bleh!    

What a sad, bitter, twisted, faithless, hopeless shell of a person. Well, there's no contact in the afterlife to this one, so guess you will never let us know how hell really is. Seems you are already there.

1071 days ago
87.

CrisDizzle    

U mad Steve Hawking that you're a human pretzel and taking it on God... so sad bruh!

1071 days ago
88.

Mikey    

What does he know, he hasn't even had his first blow job yet.

1071 days ago
89.

writenoevil    

Yogi Berra Says;
"It ain't over 'til it's over"
Writenoevil Says;
"Then it's over"

1071 days ago
90.

Mikey    

I think he's the same guy who said the world was coming to an end on may 21, 2011.

1071 days ago
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