Happy Birthday Stephen Hawking!

Posted: January 8, 2012 in Uncategorized

“If we discover a complete theory, it would be the ultimate triumph of human reason—for then we should know the mind of God.” ~Hawking

That is a courageous phrase us space junkies have heard many times quoted in Science books, documentaries etc and from Prof. Stephen Hawking’s runaway best seller A Brief History of Time, which stayed on the British Sunday Times best-sellers list for a record-breaking 237 weeks

Stephen is an academic celebrity [The world’s most famous living scientists~ GurdianUK] who has inspired more people probably since Albert Einstein, not only academically but also socially by the fact despite having been given two years to live at age 21 and severely disabled by a motor neurone disease known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis(ALS) has defied and contributed a lot in the fields of cosmology and quantum gravity, especially in the context of black holes attracting many awards and honours including 2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honour in the United States

1975 Eddington Medal
1976 Hughes Medal of the Royal Society
1979 Albert Einstein Medal
1981 Franklin Medal
1982 Order of the British Empire (Commander)
1985 Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society
1986 Member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences
1988 Wolf Prize in Physics
1989 Prince of Asturias Awards in Concord
1989 Companion of Honour
1999 Julius Edgar Prize of American Physical Society
2003 Michelson Morley Award of Case W. Reserve University
2006 Copley Medal of the Royal Society
2008 Fonseca Prize of University of Santiago de Compostela
2009 US Presidential Medal of Freedom,highest civilian honor

from wikipedia

Stephen William Hawking, CH, CBE, FRS, FRSA (born 8 January 1942 is an English theoretical physicist and cosmologist, whose scientific books and public appearances have made him an academic celebrity. He is an Honorary Fellow of theRoyal Society of Arts, a lifetime member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences,and in 2009 was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States.

He is now Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge. He is also a Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge and a Distinguished Research Chair at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario.

Hawking and Religion

Hawking has stated that he is “not religious in the normal sense” and he believes that “the universe is governed by the laws of science. The laws may have been decreed by God, but God does not intervene to break the laws.”

Many pals of mine don’t understand why I’m so into a dude that said there is no heaven and no God yet claim to love Jesus. If you specialized in Science in college and have done some systematic theology, some little of bible translation and style of Hebrew writing and still don’t? Then it’s serious and we’ll need to talk, if you haven’t done that, then I understand why you don’t get it and probably simply wont.

For those that are just curious Science isn’t run like religion were anyone can say what they feel is a revelation or conviction, Science is a profession with targets and tough deadlines like any other job, it’s funded by tax payers money and a lot of it. Science proceeds by testing hypotheses and thus is restricted to natural, testable explanations. By definition, science is unable to confirm or deny the existence or work of a Creator, such questions are beyond the realm of science.. and just like a detective investigating a murder case cannot say God killed a person on a court of law, in Science profession you have to prove whatever you claim.

I loved science and though dropped Physics in form two due to one teacher [God forgive him] I continued with chemistry till university but has never known why Einstein is famous apart from his e=mc2 but after campus I got a chance to go back to Physics online [its fundamental of all Sciences] and I saw how Einstein explained gravity. I learned about space time warping and I was “what the hell!! This dude is a damn genius!!!” I viewed him like some celebrity with awe, the rest is history..What I’m saying is it takes effort to appreciate a Scientist, you have to understand what is the impact of their work to better life on Earth.


  1. Great post! Though I think science is a bit more like a religion than we like to admit sometimes. A grant is made, and results are found that hopefully pay off for the benefactor. It’s amazing how controversial scientific “facts” become…kind of like religion.
    And this is coming from an old earth, reasonably scientific Christian. 🙂

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  3. true brother..Thanks and have a fantastic one

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