Stephen Hawking is wrong

Professor John Lennox has a book out: God's Undertaker: Has science Buried God? by John Lennox is out now (Lion Hudson, £8.99).

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He has written a piece for the Daily Mail in response to Stephen Hawkin's claim that God did not make the Universe - which seems a rather outlandish and even arrogant claim. Professor John says: ... as both a scientist and a Christian, I would say that Hawking's claim is misguided. He asks us to choose between God and the laws of physics, as if they were necessarily in mutual conflict.

But contrary to what Hawking claims, physical laws can never provide a complete explanation of the universe. Laws themselves do not create anything, they are merely a description of what happens under certain conditions.

What Hawking appears to have done is to confuse law with agency. His call on us to choose between God and physics is a bit like someone demanding that we choose between aeronautical engineer Sir Frank Whittle and the laws of physics to explain the jet engine.

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