God Did Not Create The Universe, Stephen Hawking Explains

British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking is a renowned astrophysicist who has shared different opinions about the Universe. In his 2010 book titled “The Grand Design,” Hawking explains that God did not create the Universe as the Big Bang was the inevitable consequence of the laws of physics.

The Grand Design was co-written with American physicist Leonard Mlodinow. In this book, Hawking reveals that several new theories of the Cosmos make it challenging to think of a creator of the Universe.

“The universe began with the Big Bang, which simply followed the inevitable law of physics,” Hawking writes. “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.”

Hawking is certain that the Universe can exist on its own without a creator.

“The universe didn’t need a God to begin; it was quite capable of launching its existence on its own,” Stephen Hawking wrote in his book, The Grand Design. 

Why Stephen Hawking Believes So Much That god did not create The Universe

Hawking view about the origin of the Universe shows that the astrophysicist shares a different opinion from most religious entities. Hawking has previously written that the laws of physics that it is not necessary to believe that God created the Big Bang.

“…if we do discover a complete theory, it should in time be understandable in broad principle by everyone, not just a few scientists. Then we shall all, philosophers, scientists, and just ordinary people, be able to take part in the discussion of the question of why it is that we and the universe exist. If we find the answer to that, it would be the ultimate triumph of human reason – for then we would know the mind of God,” Stephen Hawking wrote.

“The question is: is the way the universe began chosen by God for reasons we can’t understand, or was it determined by a law of science? I believe the second,” he explained. “If you like, you can call the laws of science ‘God,’ but it wouldn’t be a personal God that you could meet, and ask questions,” he added.

What You Should Know About Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking is one of many scientists who share unique opinions about our Universe. In fact, physicists are always coming up with theories for new discoveries about our Universe. They always reapply these theories into already existing ones to update our knowledge about the Universe.

In 1988, Stephen Hawking published a book titled “A Brief History of Time”, which enabled him to win global recognition. In this book, Hawking gives a detailed account of the origin of the Universe. Hawking is also popular for his creative works on black holes, cosmology, and quantum gravity.

He has a neuromuscular dystrophy that has progressed over the years and has left him paralyzed. Hence, Hawking can only speak via a voice synthesizer connected to a computer. Because of his great works in astrophysics, Hawking is recognized as one of the brightest minds in the 20th century.

He has even suggested that while humanity hunts for Alien life, we should be careful enough to the wrong door.

‘If aliens visit us, the outcome could be much like when Columbus landed in America, which didn’t turn out well for the Native Americans,’ Professor Hawking said in an interview.

‘Such advanced aliens would perhaps become nomads, looking to conquer and colonize whatever planets they can reach,’ Hawking told El Pais.

Even though Stephen Hawking died in 2018, his discoveries will be remembered for generations.


Stephen Hawking in his books revealed that God did not create the Universe as the laws of physics support the Big Bang. What do you think about this history-breaking discovery?

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