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2011-08-02 11:59:00

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2011-05-16 11:20:00

British scientist Stephen Hawking reaffirmed his atheist views during an interview with The Guardian published on Monday. Hawking said he believes heaven is a "fairy story" for people who are afraid of the dark. He told The Guardian that his views were partly influenced by his battle with motor neuron disease. "I have lived with the prospect of an early death for the last 49 years. I'm not afraid of death, but I'm in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first," he told the...

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2011-01-18 12:30:00

A team of UBC physicists and engineers have designed an experiment featuring a trough of flowing water to help bolster a 35-year-old theory proposed by eminent physicist Stephen Hawking. In 1974, Hawking predicted that black holes--often thought of having gravitational pulls so strong that nothing escapes from them--emit a very weak level of radiation. According to the theory, pairs of photons are torn apart by a black hole's gravitational field--one photon falls into the black hole, but the...

2011-01-04 09:46:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gaiam, Inc., a leading producer of lifestyle media, announced today the release of two new DVD titles, Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking and Last American Cowboy, under its exclusive home video license agreement with Discovery Communications. Discovery Channel's Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking is an epic journey through time and space, unlocking the world's most famous scientific mind, Stephen Hawking. Over three captivating hours,...

2010-11-08 19:23:18

Lasers produce the first Hawking radiation ever detected A team of Italian scientists has fired a laser beam into a hunk of glass to create what they believe is an optical analogue of the Hawking radiation that many physicists expect is emitted by black holes. Although the laser experiment superficially bears little resemblance to ultra-dense black holes, the mathematical theories used to describe both are similar enough that confirmation of laser-induced Hawking radiation would bolster...

2010-09-09 12:06:00

Leading Authority on Metaphysics to Respond to Hawking's Creation Theory IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's on! The Larry King stage is set for what may shape up to be one of the most provocative discussions on the need for a Creator in physics. Stephen Hawking's latest controversial work The Grand Design -- "no God required" -- has drawn vigorous retort from the religious community. One prominent philosopher and metaphysical expert, Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D....

2010-09-06 09:00:00

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Raelians worldwide are following with interest the heated debate sparked by British physicist Stephen Hawking's latest book, "The Grand Design." In the book, Hawking says God had no role in the creation of the universe and evokes spontaneous creation to explain the existence of something out of nothing. Britain's religious leaders have reacted to these pronouncements in much the same way, defending an almighty god "upon whose activity...

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2010-09-02 09:40:00

In his latest book, British theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking asserts that an omniscient, all-powerful being was not needed to create the universe, and that the "Big Bang" was a natural side effect of the laws of physics, according to various media reports. An excerpt from the book, which is entitled 'The Grand Design' and is co-authored by American physicist Leonard Mlodinow, was first published in the UK newspaper the Times on Thursday. According to Michael Holden of...

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2010-08-10 11:00:00

British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking has issued a dire warning for the people of Earth--find a way to survive in outer space in the next 100 years, or face extinction. Speaking to the website Big Think, the former Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient said, "I believe that the long term future of the human race must be in space. It will be difficult enough to avoid disaster on planet Earth in the next hundred years, let alone the next thousand, or million. The human race shouldn't have...

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2010-04-26 09:45:00

Aliens most likely exist, but our attempts to contact them could have catastrophic results, British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking told British reporters on Sunday. Hawking, speaking to The Times to promote his new series 'Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking', said, "To my mathematical brain, the numbers alone make thinking about aliens perfectly rational"¦ The real challenge is to work out what aliens might actually be like." "If aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when...


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