Stephen Hawking, who is arguably Britain’s most famous living scientist, says there is no heaven or afterlife that many believe in; to him, it is a mere fairy story according to him, he said he regards the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. So he is certain that there is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; it is more of a fairy story for people afraid of the dark, he declared
Stephen Hawking who dismisses belief in God in an exclusive with the Guardian, shares his thoughts on death, M-theory, human purpose and our chance existence
In a dismissal that underlines his firm rejection of religious comforts, Britain’s most eminent scientist said there was nothing beyond the moment when the brain flickers for the final time.
Hawking, who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease at the age of 21, considers the use of God as a metaphor and the belief in an omniscient creator whose hands guide the workings of the cosmos as mere creation of human.
To him, the universe is governed by science and not the believed creator. Speaking on this, he says “Science predicts that many different kinds of universe will be spontaneously created out of nothing. It is a matter of chance which we are in; Science is beautiful when it makes simple explanations of phenomena or connections between different observations. Examples include the double helix in biology, and the fundamental equations of physics.” He concluded