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Comment 3 by Stevehill :

If Hawking says there's no god, that's good enough for me!

Be slightly careful. What he seems to be doing is removing the need for a god.

What we had before the theory of evolution was the necessity of a designer, the TofE does not mean a designer does not exist, it merely means that such an entity is not necessary. Hawking is doing the same thing.

However, it does mean that the believer has more work to do. If we can explain a set of phenomena p with hypothesis h then the believer has to explain why he wants to use h + g, why should we break parsimony and what evidence he has for his auxiliary hypothesis.

Thu, 02 Sep 2010 07:46:32 UTC | #509584