Ce spune Stephen Hawking despre moarte si Dumnezeu

Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking recently explained his belief that there is no God and that humans should therefore seek to live the most valuable lives they can while on Earth.
Guardian writer Ian Sample asked Hawking if he feared death, in a story published yesterday. This was his response:

I have lived with the prospect of an early death for the last 49 years. I'm not afraid of death, but I'm in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first. I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.

Hawking's 1988 book "A Brief History of Time" sold 9 million copies, and in it Hawking referenced God metaphorically as the force that could fully explain the creation of the universe.

But in 2010, Hawking told Diane Sawyer that "science will win" in a battle with religion "because it works."

"What could define God [is a conception of divinity] as the embodiment of the laws of nature. However, this is not what most people would think of that God," Hawking told Sawyer. "They made a human-like being with whom one can have a personal relationship. When you look at the vast size of the universe and how insignificant an accidental human life is in it, that seems most impossible."

Hawking's latest book, "The Grand Design", challenged Isaak Newton's theory that the solar system could not have been created without God. "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. It is not necessary to invoke God to ... set the Universe going," he writes.

Hawking was diagnosed with the degenerative Lou Gehrig's disease at the age of 21. He lost his power of speech and for decades has talked through an electronic speech synthesizer. The device has allowed him to continue his research and attain a top Cambridge research post, which was previously held by Newton. His most famous theory explains how black holes emit radiation, according to The Guardian.

So if everyone is destined to power-down like computers at the end of their lives, what should humans do to lend meaning to their experience?

"We should seek the greatest value of our action" Hawking told the paper.


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Imi cer scuze pentru faptul ca textul nu e tradus; mi s-a parut extrem de interesant.

Corina

3 comments:

vavaly spunea...

Ce coincidenta Corina. Zilele trecute, avand eu asa momente de melancolie si gandindu-ma la "nemurirea sufletului" mi-am adus aminte de existnta acestui om si ma intrebam oare cum il cheama, vroiam sa citesc despre el si scrierile lui. Dar cum deschid mai rar calculatorul acum, n-am mai reusit. uite ca ai venit tu cu raspunsul si ceva in plus. multumesc inca o data.
cugetarile lui sunt cam pe unde merge si mintea mea in momentele ei de cugetare existentiala. doar ca eu neavand un scop din a cugeta, ma scutur si merg mai departe cu optimism si voie buna. mici cum suntem trebuie sa ne bucuram de ceea ce avem si ni s-a dat de catre...Universul asta infinit.

Andrei spunea...

Deci pana si o persoana foarte inteligenta are dubii si nu a reusit sa ofere o explicatie vietii.
Cea mai buna chestie pe care a zis a fost sa ne bucuram de viata pe care o traim acum.
Eu nu stiu ce se intampla dupa dar imi propun sa fac cat mai multe aici.

Corina spunea...

vavaly, eu nu sunt neaparat de acord cu el, e un domeniu atat de complicat, incat e si ciudat sa te arati convins de ceva. Poti cel mult sa intuiesti ce se afla in spatele acestor mistere...
Andrei, da, si mie mi-a placut ce a spus in final.

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