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Hawking and Spontaneous Creation

  1. Sep 8, 2010 #1
    Okay, I've heard that in Stephen Hawking's new book, The Grand Design, he claims that the law gravity somehow created the universe from nothing. Can any of you give me a conceptual understanding of how this could occur?
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 8, 2010 #2
    What I believe he means is the Universe's physical laws and our mathematical descriptions of them ultimately made the universe inevitable.
  4. Sep 8, 2010 #3
    Okay, no duh. So, we've basically come back to an Aristotelian type First Cause?
  5. Sep 8, 2010 #4
    Does it really matter what one man believes, or two if you include Leonard Mlodinow? Their beliefs don't reflect the census of the scientific community.
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