Monday, May 16, 2011

Stephen Hawking: The Prince of Fairy Tales

British scientist Stephen Hawking is at it again.  In an interview with The Guardian, Hawking said, "I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail.  There is no heaven for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark."  See here.

Peter Kreeft, professor of philosophy at Boston College, refutes this argument nicely explaining that, "A computer is not reliable if it has been programmed by chance rather than by rational design (e.g., by hailstones falling at random on its keyboard).  The human brain and nervous system are a computer.  They may be much more, but they are not less than a computer.  So the human brain is not reliable if it has been programmed by mere chance..if materialism is true, if the soul is only the brain, if there is no spirit, no human soul and no God, then the brain has been programmed by mere chance.  All the programming our brains have received, through heredity (genetics) and environment (society), is ultimately only unintelligent, undesigned, random chance, brute facts, physical causes, not logical reasons.  Therefore materialism cannot be true.  It refutes itself.  It destroys its own credentials.  If the brain is nothing but blind atoms, we have no reason to trust it when it tells us about anything, including itself and atoms...If materialism is not true, this means there is immaterial reality too.  And that immaterial reality - usually called spirit, or soul - need not be subject to the laws of material reality, including the law of mortality."

Mr. Hawking has made bizarre claims in the past.  He has advanced abiogenesis in a desperate attempt to uphold failed evolutionary theories while warning anyone who will listen that humanity faces a potential threat on its horizon from "aliens" from outer space.

It would appear that Stephen Hawking is eminently qualified to speak on fairy stories.  For he is the Prince of Fairy Tales.


Alex said...

I think that we have to at least consider whether or not Hawking is now insane. His belief that aliens from beyond are a potential threat to mankind is, well, bizarre. Has he seen these creatures? Does he converse with them?

Anonymous said...

Stephen Hawking wishing for a miracle, of course his does not come, so he reasoning turn to alien, hoping the alien get him off his wheel chair and maybe the alien could fix him up, unfortunate for him and millions like him, the alien will never come, only fools deniel God, and he is one of them, now proofed of Darwin theory is in the drain and full of shits, yet to keep some hope alive, they turn to their pagan gods the alien, However if I can tell Hawking my two cents worth of comment, this will be the one: " God don't need you, Stephen, you need God, many may think you are smart, but indeed you are a fool"

Anonymous said...

How do you reply to the comment that the only reason the doctrine of Hell exists is as a threat to those that do not follow the correct religion?

Paul Anthony Melanson said...

Fear can be a good thing. Which is why the Lord Jesus tells us (in Luke 12:5), "I shall show you whom to fear. Be afraid of the one who after killing has the power to cast into Gehenna; yes, I tell you, be afraid of that one."

As for the reality of Hell, read what Pope John Paul II had to say about Hell in his book Crossing the Threshhold of Hope:


jac said...

And the Miracle of the sun on oct 13rd, 1917 is either a diabolical plot of the Vatican (which in that time was scientifically more advanced than the the NASA today), or the obvious proof that aliens exists and have unimaginable powers.

The Virgin Mary? IM-POS-SI-BLE !!!

Jonathan said...

They can't bring themselves to believe in God but they seek solace among the stars. A perverse and adulterous generation.

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