خدا، وِل مُعطل است!
- نه به دلیل نظریات بنیادیاش در مورد «فضا زمان» و پدیده های اعجاب انگیزی همچون سیاهچالهها،
- نه به این دلیل که تئوریپرداز بزرگ فیزیک نظری و کامل کننده تئوری انفجار بزرگ یا بیگ بنگ (مه بانگ) است،
- نه از اینرو که دارای درجه لوکسیان Lucasian پرفسور ریاضیات در دانشگاه کمبریج است که زمانی در اختیار چهره های برجسته ای چون ایزاک نیوتون و «پل دیراک» بوده است،
- نه به این دلیل که به بیماری فلج تدریجی عضلات مبتلا است و این عارضه او را بر زمین کوبیده و با اینحال سفری با گرانش صفر را تجربه کرد و به فکر رفتن به فضا هم هست،
- نه به این خاطر که یکی از کتابهایش در چند هفته ۹ میلیون بفروش رفته است،
- نه به این دلیل که در مبارزه با بیماری کُشنده ALS خودش را از تا نیانداخت و نمونه ای افسانه ای از زیستن و امید به زندگیاست ــ
استیفن هاوکینگ پیشتر در کتاب «خلاصه ای از تاریخ زمان» نوشته بود که قوانین فیزیک ثابت میکند که اصلا لزومی ندارد که خدا را در مسئله آفرینش کهکشان دخالت داد. (این دو مقوله جدا از هم هستند.)
در آنسوي هر سياهچاله، سپيد چشمه اي وجود دارد.
جهان ما بیهوده و عبث نیست و ما نیز نباید به پوچی درغلطیم.
"In this talk, I want to ask how far can we go in our search for understanding and knowledge. Will we ever find a complete form of the laws of nature? By a complete form, I mean a set of rules that in principle at least enable us to predict the future to an arbitrary accuracy, knowing the state of the universe at one time. A qualitative understanding of the laws has been the aim of philosophers and scientists, from Aristotle onwards."
"I did my first degree in
The Origin of the Universe (written in 2005)
"Why are we here? Where did we come from? The answer generally given was that humans were of comparatively recent origin, because it must have been obvious, even at early times, that the human race was improving in knowledge and technology. So it can't have been around that long, or it would have progressed even more."
The Beginning of Time (written in 1996)
"In this lecture, I would like to discuss whether time itself has a beginning, and whether it will have an end. All the evidence seems to indicate, that the universe has not existed forever, but that it had a beginning, about 15 billion years ago. This is probably the most remarkable discovery of modern cosmology. Yet it is now taken for granted. We are not yet certain whether the universe will have an end."
The Nature of Space and Time
Stephen Hawking and Roger Penrose gave a series of 3 lectures each at the Isaac Newton Institute in
Space and Time Warps (written in 1999)
"In science fiction, space and time warps are a commonplace. They are used for rapid ارلزourneys around the galaxy, or for travel through time. But today's science fiction, is often tomorrow's science fact. So what are the chances for space and time warps."
Does God Play Dice (written in 1999)
"This lecture is about whether we can predict the future, or whether it is arbitrary and random. In ancient times, the world must have seemed pretty arbitrary. Disasters such as floods or diseases must have seemed to happen without warning or apparen t reason. Primitive people attributed such natural phenomena, to a pantheon of gods and goddesses, who behaved in a capricious and whimsical way. There was no way to predict what they would do, and the only hope was to win favour by gifts or actions."
Life in the Universe (written in 1996)
"In this talk, I would like to speculate a little, on the development of life in the universe, and in particular, the development of intelligent life. I shall take this to include the human race, even though much of its behaviour through out history, has been pretty stupid, and not calculated to aid the survival of the species."
This talk is based on joint work with Professor Hawking and Professor Turok, at
Gravitational Entropy (June '98)
In this talk Professor Hawking explains some of the past events that have developed an understanding of gravitational entropy. He goes on to explain the present state of the field.
This talk is based on Professor Hawking carried out work with Neil Turok and Harvey Reall. He describes what he sees as the framework for quantum cosmology, on the basis of M theory. He adopts the no boundary proposal, and argues that the Anthropic Principle is essential, if one is to pick out a solution to represent our universe, from the whole zoo of solutions allowed by M theory.
Professor Hawking carried out the work in this lecture in collaboration with Chris Hunter and Marika Taylor Robinson at
Black holes are often thought of as completely dead classically. That is they absorb, but do not give out, radiation and energy. In this lecture, first given at the Strings '99 conference, in
In this lecture, an updated version of 'Quantum Cosmology, M-theory and the anthropic principle', Professor Hawking again describes what he sees as the framework for quantum cosmology. This lecture was first given at the NATO ASI conference, in
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