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* Tales of the Big Bang (Part 1)
Stephen W. Hawking & the Pope
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Tales of the Big Bang (Part1)
Tales of the Big Bang
The story is adapted from Stephen W. Hawking's book A Brief History
'The catholic church made a big mistake with Galileo when it tried to lay down the law, on a question of science,
declaring that the sun went round the earth. Now, centuries later, it decided to invite a number of experts, including
Stephen W Hawking, to advise it on cosmology. At the end of the conference the participants were granted an audience
with the Pope. The pope said that it was all right to study the evolution of the universe after the big bang but
not to enquire into the big bang itself, because that was the moment of creation, and therefore, the work of God.
Stephen W Hawking was glad that the pope did not know the subject of the talk he had just given at the conference,
the possibility that space time was finite but had no boundaries, which means it had no beginning, no moment of
He had no desire to share the fate of Galileo, with whom he felt a strong sense of identity,
partly because of the coincidence of having been born exactly 300 years after his death!'
Science is not the new religion. It is not like religion at all
- it is a body of evidence and knowledge that is open to modification, and is elusive when it comes to proof. Religion,
on the other hand, is based on Faith. Arthur C. Clarke defines faith as 'believing in something that you know is
Stephen W. Hawking is confined to a wheelchair by a motor-neuron
disease, and he uses a voice synthesiser to communicate. It has an American accent.
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