Friday, September 03, 2010

Quick! We need a referee!

In the blue corner we have Stephen Hawking, who says, "Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the Universe exists, why we exist." The translation of which is that "something can come from nothing".

In the red corner we have the various God squadders such as the Archbishop of Canterbury, saying things like "Physics on its own will not settle the question of why there is something rather than nothing." That translation of which is "nothing can come from nothing".

The only thing missing is the referee in the middle to point out to each of them that both are offering pretty much untestable hypotheses on "why" the Universe came about and so they should both basically STFU because either of them could be right, or they could both be wrong.

No comments: