How Many Books Has Stephen Hawking Written

Is there a book for Kabbalah. Like how Catholicism has the Bible.

Also could you tell me something about Kabbolism…all I know about it is that Madonna converted to Kabbalah and you have to wear a red bracelet.

Kabbalah Kaballa Kabbala Kabala Cabala Cabbala Caballa Cabbalah by any form of transliteration, is Jewish. Kabbalah as it is promoted by the likes of Madonna, Brittney and Demi bears little resemblance to the Kabbalah as taught by experts such as the late Gershom Scholem and the rabbis of old. Places like the Kabbalah Center teach a New Ager mish mash of various forms of occult/esoteric ancient eastern mysticism from Golden Dawn to Rosicrucian teachings and rely heavily on the medieval superstitions and amulets that were used to symbolize various powers. Often they attempt to integrate these often unrelated esoterica by imposing concepts from other sources into the Zohar and Sephir Yetzirah by way of some of the modern translations. Madonna and other followers of what they call Kabbalah even try to separate it from Judaism outright by stating that Kabbalah isn’t Jewish, but a separate religion.Traditional Kabbalah isn’t a religion of itself, it is medieval Jewish mysticism that attempts to understand and gain deepest insight into what the Kabbalist sees as the underlying or hidden meanings of the Torah. If one is not fluent in the Torah in Hebrew, it is impossible to be a genuine Kabbalist. I am not one of those people; my Hebrew is that of a novice, so I do not claim to be an expert on Kabbalah. I can understand basic explanations of it written for the layman in much the same way that I can grasp parts of astro-physics from the writings of Stephen Hawking. I believe that without a working knowledge of Torah in Hebrew as a prerequisite to Kabbalah study, it would be akin to a layman with only a high school level of physics knowledge claiming to be able to grasp the intricacies of Quantum physics because they read a popular text on the topic and follow a guru scientist. Unless one has a thorough knowledge of the Torah and Gematria (Hebrew numerology and mystical meaning associated with each letter) as prerequisites to study of Kabbalah, you aren’t going to be able to understand what a Kabbalist knows. Discovery relies on those prerequisites in order to explore the Kabbalah’s deepest meanings found in the Torah and to employ the power that is believed to emanate from them. You cannot separate Kabbalah from Torah.The pop version of Kabbalah calling it a religion independent of Judaism is another form of replacement theology. As other religions that sprang up in a similar method, they take elements of Judaism and use its terms and concepts in ways that are often contradictory to its teachings. The New Ager Kabbalist often dishonors what the Kabbalist believes are it’s deepest truths. Kabbalah tattoos of the name of God are a prime example of that kind of disrespect. Adopting somewhat superstitious rituals that became associated with Kabbalah as of prime importance to obtain great power is yet another example. While sexist attitudes may have been a reason that women were not considered as Kabbalah scholars in the past, it also lingered as women were not historically the ones devoted to Torah study giving them prerequisite knowledge necessary to enable them to begin what the Kabbalist considered the most advanced level of Torah. Many Jewish women now study Kabbalah. The prerequisite of being over 40 is also now not always followed if the knowledge of the student is adequate as deemed by the rabbi who is teaching the lessons. Some claim that Jews were remiss in keeping this knowledge ” secret” from everyone else. The Kabbalah was not taught to all as it was believed by them to contain wisdom that gave them great power and with great power came great responsibility. They wanted to only share it with those who were prepared and would handle such power without abusing it or dishonoring God.If you separate Torah and Judaism from Kabbalah, you don’t have Kabbalah. I am not really interested in devoting the time or energy that would require me to become a Kabbalist. I prefer to read the works written by Gershom Scholem and Aryeh Kaplan and other respected authorities on the topic. Gershom Scholem was considered the world’s foremost modern expert on Kabbalah in his lifetime, having a chair at Hebrew University named in his honor. I know I can’t be an expert on everything, so I try to find the experts to help me with a layman’s working knowledge on topics that interest me. If New Age religion is your cup of tea, and you want to call the mix of many different eastern mysticisms and “ shamanism” Kabbalah, so be it. My essay addresses the emergence of yet another new belief claiming to be the original that is based on corruption of an established one.Copyright © 2006 mama_pajama_1Now I’ll add to what I wrote then:I cannot recall the name of the program, but I recall channel flipping one night and I caught Madonna on a nationally televised interview that she said that the Kabbalah she follows is ” not Judaism”, she said it was an ” entirely separate religion”. This is a false statement as It is not a religion. It is PART of a study of Torah, using mysticism. As one who values honesty, I speak out when I see someone misrepresent any aspect of Judaism.Unfortunately, The Kabbalah Center teaches things AS Kabbalah that have nothing to DO with Kabbalah. All one has to do to determine this is to look at their OWN web pages. I shall copy paste from a Q&A page at their site( note that all caps are MY emphasis )”Is Kabbalah Jewish?IT IS QUITE UNDERSTANDABLE THAT KABBALAH COULD BE CONFUSED WITH JUDAISM. it goes on ..and then..The second reason why so many people of different faiths become connected to Kabbalah is that IT IS A WAY OF LIFE THAT CAN ENHANCE ANY RELIGIOUS PRACTICE. Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims, and Jews use Kabbalah to improve their spiritual experience.” .I highlighted those two things because they MISREPRESENT KABBALAH. Kabbalah is DEPENDENT on Torah precepts. If a religion is in CONFLICT with Torah it can NO way “ENHANCE” ANY religious practice. Polytheism is at odds with Torah, the Christian notion of a tripartate God is at odds with Torah. This does not mean that Kabbalah is not meant as universal wisdom, BUT MISREPRESENTING WHAT Kabbalah is. just ONE of the main reasons why The Kabbalah Center is widely CRITICIZED by Orthodox Jews who take seriously the deep meanings of the most advanced level of Torah study

Stephen Hawking: No God Gods No Heaven No Afterlife.. is stephen hawking right/wrong. true/ false.

is there a god or godsis there a Heaven?is there a stephen hawking right / wrong.yes/ notrue / false?

All the evidence is there to show he is correct and has been for a very long time!Academia states that in the absence of proof of the existence of something it must be deemed not to exist until verifiable proof is found – thus god is held not to exist pending some sort of verifiable evidence.The bible is what is called “Faction” A fictional story set in a factual time and place. Thus the time, place and real historical characters are all correct but the fictional characters and stories are not!There is not one single mention of Jesus in the entire Roman record – that is right – not one! At the same time as he was supposed to have been around there were a number of Jews claiming to be the messiah – all of whom are well recorded!There is not a single contemporary record from any source and even the bible mentions of him like all other references were not written until many years after his supposed death!He was supposed to have been a huge problem to the Romans and produced wonderful miracles but still not one contemporary record?Even the bible mentions of him like all other references were not written until many years after his supposed death!Pilate is recorded in the Roman record as a somewhat lack luster man but no mention of a Jesus, a trial or crucifixion that would surely have been used to make him look brighter!At best he was an amalgam of those others but almost certainly never existed!The Roman Emperor Constantine produced the bible and he was a pagan not god! He took the Jewish religion and basing it on the Mithras religion, organized it into Christianity and then into the Holly Roman Catholic Church!! Not in Israel or any of the countries of supposed origin but entirely ITALIAN!Not one word of it is contemporary with the period and was not written until several hundred years after the period the story is set in!! How did the apostles write their books more than a hundred years after they would have been dead?What a wonder full disinformation and deception campaign he waged against his Jewish enemies by turning them into his invented Christianity – so good in fact that Christians are still following the deception to this day!The first person to provide a shred of verifiable evidence for God will become world famous and mega rich!! Ain’t happened yet and it never will!So how does this primitive belief survive? The answer is simple and very down to EarthAcceptance of a supernatural claim tends to promote cooperative social relationships. This communication demonstrates a willingness to accept, without skepticism, the influence of the speaker in a way similar to a child’s acceptance of the influence of a parent. By encouraging this kind of behavior where the most intense social relationships occur it facilitates the lack of skepticism and deters more open minded thinking.They are christian, Muslim or the other religions depending where they were born simply because they were indoctrinated by their parents as very young children. They will go on to indoctrinate their own children and those will go on to indoctrinate their grandchildren!Atheists have the intellect to see through the conditioning and escape into the real world!Agnostics have the intellect to see through the conditioning but lack the courage to throw of the conditioning entirely.Sadly Christians are still held firmly prisoner by the self perpetuating brainwashing! Descendants books for free

The book IT by Stephen king, deeper meaning.

Is there a deeper meaning in the book IT by Stephen King? Because I made some observations about it:1. Is IT, the monster, something to do with the universe or religion? Because It could be satan, and the turtle could be a spider.2. The turtle/tortise, could it represent something? Because I remember when…

I’m sorry, I have to disagree with the first two answerers MIGHTILY. Stephen King often instills deeper meaning in his books. Take The Green Mile for instance. Not only is the entire thing a statement against the death penalty, but the main character’s initials are J.C. as in, Jesus Christ. King has admitted this is intentional (and was destroyed by critics over it). He makes statements about religion often as well as social commentary.As far as IT goes… what IT is mostly is a book about the magick of childhood and how when you are grown, the magick disappears. In the book, IT is the “negative” power, or Satan, if you like. It is bested by the “ggod” power, that is in and behind the kids. The turtle is not the “good” power. S.K. has written many times about what he called The Subaudible in “The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon,” as in a God that is omnipresent but does not care or interfere in any way.Stephen King’s influences are wide and varied; it very well could be that he had read Mr. Hawking’s book, too. :0)As far as the space thingy, there is no way to know if it’s made up or not. I hope to never find out.

how to understand physics/cosmology like Einstein and Stephen Hawking.

Im a junior in highschool, an average student, i have a C in physics and im not really all that smart, but Ive always been and still am interested in learning more. In class, we had a talk about creation and people brought up the big bang theory, string theories, etc but no one could explain it and it didn’t…

It appears that you have much learning ahead of you, and it’s good that you’re interested. There are many good books and websites to learn from. Try your public library.Physics/science/cosmology will never coexist with religion as long as religion resorts to magical gods.For thousands of years, people have said that their god was behind what they didn’t understand — life, lightning, stars, earthquakes, the origin of life, the world or the universe, etc. Positing a god to supposedly answer a question solves nothing. It just stops you from asking more questions.It used to be that science couldn’t answer the question about the origin of the Big Bang, but that didn’t mean we should make up a god and say that it was the cause. Within the last few decades science has discovered some good answers.There are many well-respected physicists, such as Stephen Hawking, Lawrence Krauss, Sean M. Carroll, Victor Stenger, Michio Kaku, Alan Guth, Alex Vilenkin, Robert A.J. Matthews, and Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek, who have created scientific models where the Big Bang and thus the entire universe could arise from nothing but a quantum vacuum fluctuation — via natural processes.In relativity, gravity is negative energy and matter is positive energy. Because the two seem to be equal in absolute total value, our observable universe appears balanced to the sum of zero. Our universe could thus have come into existence without violating conservation of mass and energy — with the matter of the universe condensing out of the positive energy as the universe cooled, and gravity created from the negative energy. When energy condenses into matter, equal parts of matter and antimatter are created — which annihilate each other to form energy. However there is a slight imbalance to the process, which results in matter dominating over antimatter.I know that this doesn’t make sense in our Newtonian experience, but it does in the realm of quantum mechanics and relativity. As Nobel laureate physicist Richard Feynman wrote, “The theory of quantum electrodynamics describes nature as absurd from the point of view of common sense. And it agrees fully with experiment. So I hope you can accept nature as she is — absurd.””To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today.”— Isaac Asimov”As far as I can see, such a theory [of the primeval atom] remains entirely outside any metaphysical or religious question. It leaves the materialist free to deny any transcendental Being… For the believer, it removes any attempt at familiarity with God.”— Georges Lemaître, Catholic priest who first proposed what became the Big Bang TheoryFor more, watch the video at the 1st link – “A Universe From Nothing” by Lawrence Krauss.-

I dislike Stephen Hawking.

I really do. I mean, he is so blatantly arrogant, and almost everyone just goes along with him. He seems to steal other people’s observations. Even Hawking’s Radiation was “discovered” by him AFTER “Hawking’s work followed his visit to Moscow in 1973 where Soviet scientists Yakov…

Stephen Hawking has produced two seminal works in physics. He has proved that black holes, rotating, translating or otherwise, simply by virtue of being black holes, radiate energy. This is an incredible feat of mathematics and physical understanding. Secondly, he proved that if you counted all the particles that went in, being so specific as to count how many protons, electron, neutrons, etc, and counted the number of particles radiated away through hawking radiation, they would come out to be the same numbers! Once again, an incredible feat of mathematics and physics.What the Russians did was to prove the conjecture in the limited case of rotating black holes. hawking expanded, and proved incontrovertibly a much more general principle. Secondly, he didn’t name the radiation after himself, astrophysicists did that collectively. Also, if you read his books, you would find him to be very humble and humorous.Finally, HE DOESN”T WRITE THE SCRIPT DOES HE? The man has ALS, the few sentences you hear his synthetic voice say take half an hour a piece to get constructed. he communicates with his TAs and Research assistants by small movements of his mouth to indicate yes or no answers while they are writing for him. AND THAT”S FOR EACH LETTER!You should really learn about people before you make judgments about them, this is entirely unfounded.

Atheists: When Stephen Hawking talks do you listen.

Given I have an interest in cosmology and astrophysics Stephen Hawking is amongst the academic minds I listen to on a regular basis. His book A Brief History of Time was an early influence on me getting interested in the first place.He writes in an easy manner which keeps complex jargon to a minimum and he knows how to write for the layman which is an ideal skill in a science communicator. Certainly it’s not one always shared by many of his peers.As a physicist he’s perhaps a B rank theorist. I don’t think he’s regarded as first rank by the physics community but it probably depends on who you talk to. His fame was struck during his famous duel with Leonard Susskind and Gerard t’Hooft over information loss. What was shaping up to be his biggest blunder turned out to be one of his greatest successes. The result of which was his notion of Hawking radiation. He will earn a guaranteed Nobel prize IF we can find a way to prove the existence of Hawking radiation. If it exists (and most scientists believe it does) it would reveal a great deal about the nature of black holes as well as the future of the universe. However proving it exists is the difficult part given it’s minute radiative influence is probably drowned out by even the CMBR. I imagine we will detect it eventually but unlikely within Hawking’s lifetime which is sad as you don’t get Nobels posthumously. That’s life I guess.Away from physics Hawking as a public spokesman for science is a voice (or at least a synthesiser) often heard on many topics about life and Humanity’s future as a species. Given he’s speaking outside of his field he’s no longer talking with authority, however due to his intellect and well reasoned mind it’s a voice worth taking the time to listen to whether you agree with it or not. Personally I don’t always agree with Hawking’s take on things.His fears on artificial intelligence are I suspect far too melodramatic but I share his concern over advertising Earth’s location to the galaxy deliberately. Such an act risks either getting unexpected attention, or more likely is just a total waste of time and energy.So yes, when he talks I listen, but before I make any decisions on anything he’s said I will be checking to see what others are also saying about it.

Stephen Hawking’s Many Theories.

Can anyone give me a summary of Stephen Hawking’s many theories/beliefs? Thank you so much!

To be honest, Stephen Hawking has almost no real theories attributed to him. In my opinion his name is much bigger than his work. His main contributions to physics came in the 70’s. It was at this time that he worked on the mathematical framework of General Relativity in cosmology and how it fit in with certain cosmological models. In this work, with Roger Penrose, he advanced the notions and mathematics of singularities, a huge topic in black holes.He later proposed the notion of Hawking Radiation. This is the mechanism by which Black Holes lose mass and energy. Previously it was thought that there was no way for black holes to relinquish the energy and mass they absorbed. However, his work is entirely hypothetical. There is no current possible mechanism to test out his hypothesis and thus prove it. As far as we know, it could be wrong.That is really the extent of his contributions to science. After that time period, he concentrated most of his time and work writing books for the general public. He did attempt to propose more ideas, but almost all of them either turned out to be wrong, or he later recanted the ideas. One famous example was the argument he made stating that anything that came out of a black hole must be “new”. In other words, it had no relation in any way to the stuff that went in. Hawking later conceded that he was wrong about that and lost a bet to another physicist.When you add it all up, he actually hasn’t done nearly as much as people seem to think.EDIT @John W>The thing to add to permeative pedagogy answer is that Hawking radiation has been observed in event horizon analogs such as a sonic black hole, a refraction layer or cryogenically cooled liquid hydrogen.No it has not. You are false on that account. First off, Sonic Black Holes are merely analogs to gravitational black holes and any observation of “Hawking Radiation” from a sonic black hole would not prove it can happen in a gravitational black hole. At most it would suggest it might be possible, something we already think. Second, no one has found evidence of radiation of phonons from a sonic black hole anyway. Even setting up a sonic black hole is extremely difficult let alone studying it.>Hawking radiation has been observed.Again, false.>Also if Hawking radiation did not occur then the black holes created in colliders like CERN’s LHC or even in our upper atmosphere by far more energetic cosmic rays would eventually result in the Earth being consumed by a black hole.Very tenuous argument here if you ask you. There isn’t even any proof that these micro black holes exist, let alone that if they did, they would be able to swallow up the entire Earth eventually. The mechanics of a micro black hole (assuming it does exist) could be entirely different. Possibly they have their own mechanism for decaying that does not work for regular black holes. Just saying that because we exist proves that micro black holes exist and that they perform hawking radiation is very bad logic. I hope you are not a scientist for everyone’s sake.>It’s amazing how otherwise educated people would consider Hawking radiation untestable.As I’ve already stated, it is CURRENTLY untestable. We have no current mechanism or experiment for proving hawking radiation exists. This is a fact. I personally believe we will not soon see the technology or instance to actually measure it either. It’s amazing how otherwise educated people would baselessly attack the claims of someone without fully reading it or doing even basic research.

Stephen Hawking books .

I have read a couple of them, my favorite would have to be “A Brief History of Time “..he fascinates me to no end, and everything that those books have taught me leave up for days locked in a pensive trance..cant really explain it, but have you guys ever read books on other scientist’s theories,…

Kind of ironic isn’t it? The more advanced we become, the less obvious we are of what goes on around us. You’re looking at the fall of the Great American Empire here. When I went to school many many years ago, you learned how to read. Our country was number one in education in the world. Today we are a sad 12th in education. I blame it on lackadaisical ignorance of parents who seem to think they need to reason with 3 year olds rather than to reprimand them. You DO NOT have to beat a child to raise him to respect. You NEED to gain control over that child and direct and teach him. When I came home from school, you did your homework before play. Our children today at the age of 17 can’t make change in their fry cook jobs for cripe sakes. They CANNOT spell, they CANNOT read and comprehend, they are for the most part totally ignorant. Unless America wakes up and finds a way to educate our children, finds a way to wake up ignorant parents, we are doomed.

So how many people arguing about what Stephen Hawking wrote in his book have actually READ it.

It’s not even scheduled to hit bookstores until next week. Either a lot of people here have managed to snag advance copies, or they’re arguing from ignorance based on a few out-of-context quotes which have appeared in newspaper articles.So those of you talking about it on here, have you read the whole…

What about the atheist on this site defending what he wrote? They haven’t read it either, so I can assume their out of context quotes are just hog wash too.

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63 thoughts on “How Many Books Has Stephen Hawking Written

  1. If you are looking to understand what we guess about cosmology, you might start here:Even when I was “full-tilt” Atheist, I always thought that Mr. Hawking was an idiot.I love quantum physics. It’s not like classical physics. Quantum is more for artists and imaginative people. Classical physics is for stupid nerds who have OCD and need to control and explain everything. Quantum physicists have sex. Classical physicists never have sex.

  2. As for all the other stuff u wrote, humans will all be extinct someday. So don;’t moan about “society”, just do your own thing and don’t worry about everybody else

  3. Stephen Hawking expressed his opinions on the non-existence of an afterlife. I agree with him. My opinion is the same, given the total lack of evidence to support the existence of such.

  4. … I think he will recommend some books on the subject.Until his retirement last year Prof Hawking was Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge, a post previously held by Newton.I am not interested in Newton but i’m interested in his theory of gravity

  5. For a start it’s only his opinion because he’s crippled and bitter about his body and all. Secondly he can’t back up his statement with evidence or proof. Kinda hypocritical if you ask me, since his entire career is based on research with physical evidence.

  6. Unfortunately, science is as political as any other group of people are and the idea that anyone will have the guts to step forward and expose him and risk rejection by the “group” is pretty close to nil.

  7. Lord Carey the former Archbishop of Canterbury put it rather well – “Creationism is the fruit of a fundamentalist approach to scripture, ignoring scholarship and critical learning, and confusing different understandings of truth”!!

  8. I never read any of his books but that Discovery channel special he did was ****** AWESOME. cant remember what it was called though.. across the univers or somthin lol i donno

  9. i’m no longer a huge fan of Stephen King,yet i’ve got heard misery is a remarkable e book and lots greater advantageous than the action picture, because of the fact the e book is going into greater element. i actually am a great fan of Dean Koontz. His e book’s are very confusing to place down as quickly as you initiate examining. If all of us who hasn’t examine any of his books, I say examine Watchers first. It replaced into my first Dean Koontz and replaced into hooked!! The spectacular Thomas sequence is extraordinary additionally!

  10. I’ll star your post in the hope that Julia D will see it and answer at some point; she knows far more about this than most people.

  11. In June this year Prof Hawking told a Channel 4 series that he didn’t believe that a “personal” God existed. He told Genius of Britain: “The question is: is the way the universe began chosen by God for reasons we can’t understand, or was it determined by a law of science? I believe the second. If you like, you can call the laws of science ‘God’, but it wouldn’t be a personal God that you could meet, and ask questions.”Not many – he’s surprisingly consistent. His work was mostly on the dynamics of black holes – or are you referring to the “Many Worlds” hypothesis?

  12. I’ve read “A Briefer History of Time” and “The Theory of Everything” but “The Grand Design” hasn’t been shipped to me yet from Amazon, I’ve only read the pages that were on Project Reason’s site from the advanced copy.

  13. An atom is not the smallest unit of matter.I am not interested in Einstein but i’m interested in his theory of relativity

  14. I am not interested in Hawking but i’m interested in black holesMadonna does not study authentic Kabbalah, and the red braclet has nothing to do with Kabbalah either.Why wait for the book when the “press” will spell it all out for the masses to swallow their taken out of context bilge as some of them already have?

  15. Absolutely not. Science only has disproof as a tool (the equivalent of testing the limits of Sin). Religion is about a different solution space, that Science can never touch. The problem is, most Religions propagate by physical similes / metaphors, trying to describe inner journeys… and people start to take the metaphors literally, and run afoul of Nature (and then Science). You can get some short series of congruences between Science theory and Religious metaphor, but this is pure happenstance, and really confuses the Religious journey. Religion seems to me more about transferring mental illness from one human to another. Spirituality, on the other hand, is not. Religion, to me, is the evil twin of Spirituality, or at least the disfavored cousin (as in “empty repetition”). The only common ground for all of them is the human mind.

  16. Madonna did not ‘convert to’ Kabbalah.i don’t think stephen hawkings is needed for the universe to exist .. my simple question to him is … how long can you hold your breath …. exactly .. my point exactly .. you’re right it’s a slow news week and here’s something new to jump on .. like laura says .. who really cares what some guy no one really knows thinks …only the really special people

  17. I know of Madonna’s involvement with Cabbala but I know nothing about the group or tenets of the group (cult) she belongs to.

  18. There is only one correct answer to this question. There is a god because you cannot get something from nothing. What that god’s purpose is or it’s intent is not for us to know. Whether we have a soul or not is not for us to know. We need to take comfort in the knowledge that there is a supreme hand guiding existence even if we will never understand it’s origins.

  19. The book, co-written by American physicist Leonard Mlodinow, is published on September 9.No, he’s given several interviews directly about it. It’s pretty well known what the book says.who ? so No

  20. In his latest book, The Grand Design, an extract of which is published in Eureka magazine in The Times, Hawking said: “Because there is a law such as gravity, the Universe can and will create itself from nothing. Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the Universe exists, why we exist.”Stephen King is not that deep…really, He goes for the shock value (hence the amount of cussing in his books) and to try and scare the bejeezes out of you, nothing more.

  21. Science and religion can coexist. Science is all based on assumptions about cause and effect, probability, numbers, language, logic, etc. But what if in another universe, logic or cause and effect don’t work? Perhaps in that universe, God makes total sense. So just because you can’t prove it, doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. There may be infinite universes out there, but you can never prove it. To say for sure there is or is not more than our universe is ignorance. You have to say, there could be more universes or there could be a God. We just don’t know for sure with the technology and instruments we have so far.None of which addresses Steven Hawking. I guess my point is that Hawking has entered into the Zeitgeist. He’s appeared in Star Trek, Futurama, and elsewhere, and his comments echo through the press worldwide. We’ve all heard of him, which in itself is a mark of greatness, or at least notoriety (many have also heard the name of John Lennon’s murderer, whose name I won’t repeat). So it’s not unusual for ideas to coincide, and we shouldn’t be discouraged because it’s a good thing. Embrace it, for we are the Last of the Ancients, among the last natural generations to live without genetic or nanotech alterations. It’s been a good time to live.

  22. Just to support what Paperback has said. Kabbalah is NOT a religion. It is, in its original form, a purely Jewish thing, being the mystical branch of the religion (like Sufi for Islam). Unfortunately, it has been taken up by all sorts of people who aren’t following anything resembling Jewish Kabbalah – there may be value in what they are doing, but it does get confusing when they claim it is Kabbalah. Madonna’s version has nothing, but nothing, to do with Jewish general, MOST books of the horror genre HAVE no meaning. Think about it. There is no reason THOSE particular people were menaced by “IT”. Whereas in a satanic venue, or something of that nature, we are talking about a person who constantly gave himself or herself permission to ignore tiny little things that were either right or wrong. And this builds up. It’s like the difference between a Greek tragedy and a Shakespearian tragedy. In Greek tragedies, the guy who gets reamed just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. It could have been ANYONE. But in a Shakespearian tragedy, as in MacBeth or King Lear, what befell those people happened ONLY because of who they were. Their moral fiber was lacking, their refusal to behave like adults, all this led to their downfall.He added: “It is not necessary to invoke God to light the blue touch paper and set the Universe going.”I know all of you have felt if there is more beyond this planet, and there is.Hawking knows physics.Yes.Here is how it looks One god.Well, I don’t know enough about physics to make a comment about that but I think that if he has stolen someone else’s ideas than someone should expose him. I don’t care how famous or sick he is, if he’s a plagiarist than the real authors of his ideas need some justice.Stephen Hawking: God was not needed to create the UniverseCabala is a form of Jewish mysticism but it was also reinterpreted and incorporated into mystical and magical forms of medieval Christianity and, later, Western occultism. There’s plenty on the Web about it and plenty of good books on it that can be found by browsing I want to learn.

  23. Most of the stuff scientists write about in those popular books they did not come up with themselves. Maybe part of it, but it’s all the work of hundreds, even thousands of people or more. And they’re very simplified – it’s not just coming up with an idea, it’s fleshing it out, supporting it with math, designing experiments to test it, and modeling it on the computer. It takes many years to learn how to do that – that’s why almost all scientists spent 8-12 years getting a PhD in college. We can’t make people understand how things work before selling it to them; less than 1% of the nation would be qualified to own a cell phone, computer, or have access to the internet, including pretty much all kids.

  24. In A Brief History of Time, Prof Hawking’s most famous work, he did not dismiss the possibility that God had a hand in the creation of the world.If Steven Hawking were to suddenly stand up and give a lecture, not only would I listen but I might actually start believing in your sky daddy.

  25. The thing to add to permeative pedagogy answer is that Hawking radiation has been observed in event horizon analogs such as a sonic black hole, a refraction layer or cryogenically cooled liquid hydrogen. Hawking radiation has been observed.

  26. After five decades of life I’ve learned that memory is fluid, it shifts like sand under our feet as many things go forgotten and unnoticed until some event triggers it, and the memory awakens as a thought for which we can’t attribute the source.”And two questions, if atom is the smallest unit of matter and can’t be split, how are atoms split to make nuclear bombs?”Yes.

  27. An atom is the smallest unit that acts like oxygen, hydrogen, plutonium, or some other element like that. We can and do break them finer, but they don’t act like elements in little pieces, until they reform once things cool down.It’s supposedly a branch of Judaism, but all the Jews and rabbis I know think it’s a load of hogwash, like astrology or tarot reading.

  28. Says it will all be black, you cannot see anything, you will be burning with sulfur for eternity. Not just a month, year, or 10 years. ******* forever! Idc how ridiculous it sounds to you accept that ****! and im not saying this because i heard it ive read it myself.

  29. I don’t mean to offend anyone but these are my views…..The scientist has claimed that no divine force was needed to explain why the Universe was formed.For an easier way to accept this is, dont take the chance to burn in hell.Stephen Hawkings A Brief History of Time and The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory by B. GreeneHe wrote in the 1988 book: “If we discover a complete theory, it would be the ultimate triumph of human reason — for then we should know the mind of God.”Yes.What else are you supposed to do when someone talks?”Do i have to be a natural born genius to understand or will I understand through reading books, If so, what books should I start off with?”As an aspiring physicist, if Stephen Hawking talks, I would listen just out of respect for him and what he’s done for the scientific community as a whole. However, that goes for anybody else, as well. I listen to everybody.

  30. I have a friend who insisted on asking him what his favorite vegetable was, so i asked him what’s your favorite vegetable and his answer was “Stephen Hawking.”

  31. So it just depends on howThe BAD christians rushing to condemn should remember that the Pope, Catholic Church, Church of England and mainstream churches all accept the big bang and evolution!!It’s amazing how otherwise educated people would consider Hawking radiation untestable.

  32. i could see that. i don’t like his discovery program about aliens. the whole comparison to them and the Europeans coming to native America, i doubt it. besides, theres a very high chance that we are the Europeans in that scenario anyway, i think we will find them before they find us. the native americans were attacked and seperated. had they joined together they easily could have stopped the bad outcome for themselves anyway.

  33. Stephen Hawking may or may not be right. There isn’t any evidence saying it’s true or not. It all has to do with what you have faith in.

  34. As Newton (and others) said, “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” Most science now is built from earlier work, only a little from first principals. Here in the Electronic Age we can, if we choose, be steeped in wisdom and teaching at all ages and in many ways. A century ago we didn’t even know about galaxies; now I have a desktop wallpaper with 1500 of them in one image, and TV shows have spaceships spanning the darkness. Ideas spread like never before–it’s rare to think of something that doesn’t produce a hit on Google. Sometimes, in some parts of the world, scientific knowledge collides with personal beliefs, but science will continue to advance as long as our species exists, as long as we leave the nuclear weapons on the shelf.The Dark Tower Series: 1. The Gunslinger 2. The Drawing Of The Three 3. The Waste Lands 4. Wizard And Glass 5.Wolves Of The Calla 6. Song Of Susannah 7. The Dark Tower I love this series! You won’t regret reading them.

  35. You might like to read “God is a Verb” by Rabbi David Cooper which explains some aspects of Kabbalah from a Jewish perspective and in an easily understandable way.

  36. Hawking may understand Math and Physics but Hawking does not know any more than you or I about what we have no access too.

  37. I don’t understand why people are arguing over something which is so insignificant. Who cares if he doesn’t believe in God? The vast majority of theoretical physicists don’t either.

  38. FALSE.In his new book he rejects Sir Isaac Newton’s theory that the Universe did not spontaneously begin to form but was set in motion by God.

  39. He might be smart, but in reality this question can be asked to even normal intelligent beings and the answers will ALWAYS be different; can’t really use him as a “pin up” atheist.

  40. That’s the exact reason why I don’t want anything to do with Christianity. People shouldn’t have to worship god because they fear him.Kabbalh is way more than Kabbalh red string. The book that is read is the Zohar.permeative pedagogy’s answer will be very helpful for you.

  41. To elaborate, I think that maybe the black holes that are made in labs can evaporate, because they aren’t super-massive black holes. Nothing escapes a super-massive black hole, or I wouldn’t expect that anything could, and that’s I think what hasn’t been proven.

  42. Kabbalah is a method of interpreting Biblical and Talmudic text. For example, in Hebrew, certain letters correspond to certain numbers, and you can look at those numbers in different ways to “code” the text into new meanings.

  43. “And can physics/science/cosmology theories ever coexist with religion to make one theory that makes sense or not?”Try a slim book called the Sefir Yetzirah. It is a classical scripture on Hebrew Cabala, is poetic, and gives philosophical doctrine about mystical symbolism of Hebrew alphabet and the sephira. There are other books, too. The Tree of Life , which is a crystal shaped diagram with spheres representing planes of consciousness, acts as a complex meditation about life and God for Cabalists. They meditate on the different parts of the diagram to achieve gnosis (enlightened understanding) of spirituality and the microcosm of the self and macrocosm of God and the [email protected]:’So how many people arguing about what Stephen Hawking wrote in his book have actually READ it?”@Emily ElkinsI like to think that each one of us carries inside him or herself one great invention, one great painting, one great piece of literature, one great scientific discovery, a song, a play, an opera, a speech. We just lack the tools, the learning necessary to uncover the greatness within ourselves. Genius is ascribed to two things, first, an innate ability to produce greatness, or second, to achieve greatness by stint of years and decades of work and study. Most of us have to go the work and study route, though a lucky few seem to be born ‘pre-wired’ if you will.In conclusion, a lot of human do not like to be around with others who are either physically, or in this case mentally, more capable than him or her due to the competition that is going to occur when the two really do meet each other in real life.

  44. His “Oh look it is actually an alien” endings are all based in part on his being a long time fan of H.P.Lovecraft.

  45. Kabbalah is NOT a religion. It IS the mystical aspect of Judaism. Traditionally nobody under 40 is supposed to study it. And nobody without some understanding of Judaism.Just because Stephen Hawking is a physist people take his opinion on ‘there is no God, heaven or afterlife” to be true. It’s not, it’s false.Also if Hawking radiation did not occur then the black holes created in colliders like CERN’s LHC or even in our upper atmosphere by far more energetic cosmic rays would eventually result in the Earth being consumed by a black hole. Our continued existence despite our atmosphere and cosmic rays is evidence that Hawking radiation exists.Yes, there are books for Kabbalah. The Hebrew Bible (OT) is the main one, but the Zohar is specific to Kabbalah.

  46. Wrong.I think that one of his theories was that black holes evaporate. I’m not a physicist, and this hasn’t been proven either way, but I personally find that one to be a little unbelievable, as if an atom decays, the radiation would still be energy, with the same amount of gravity, and it would stay sucked in to the black hole. People know very little about black holes, and I probably should know a lot less than Stephen Hawking, but I think that he was wrong about that one. Hawking radiation.The things he wrote about in that book are all things u can see on any Discovery channel show at any time. You have been exposed to those ideas and wrote some down, that’s all.

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