On Stephen Hawking's Latest Book, "The Grand Design"
By RE CASTEL
Quoted in BBC News and Yahoo News – Stephen Hawking: God did not create Universe and God did not create the universe, says Hawking, Hawking Picks Physics Over God For Big Bang – from his latest book "The Grand Design," co-authored with U.S. physicist Leonard Mlodinow, Hawking says:
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.
It is not necessary to invoke God to light the blue touch paper and set the universe going.
Hawking is apparently adopting the steady-state's "continuous creation from nothing" idea, although now with the suggestion that gravity is involved in the creation process. He is saying that because there is gravity "the universe can and will create itself from nothing."
But Hawking's new idea of spontaneous creation lacks the clarifying details – clarifying details that I've been discussing for so many years now and which are presented in this website. This website contains details (especially the genesis formula) regarding the continuous cosmic creation process.
As for the big-bang, the idea is irrelevant. There are cosmic bangs but not so big as to involve everything. Hawking's new idea of spontaneous creation highlights the big-bang's irrelevance.
To facilitate the creation process, the law of gravitation requires seed-masses. Seed-masses are a requisite according to the mathematics. Seed-masses are necessary kinematic centers for the creation process.
The cosmos that contains the seed-masses must have always existed, for otherwise there won't be a creation process and hence no cosmos. Moreover, since order must be enforced and maintained, gods-begetting gods govern and maintain the order in the cosmos.
The idea is simple. There is obviously the "spontaneous creation" into the cosmos – the maths show it. But additions to the cosmos need the already existing cosmos to get created and added to the cosmos. Christ has his Father; Christ's Father has his own father; and so on, ad infinitum.
So, evidently, God and the gods are necessary in the process of creation – absolutely necessary because without the already existing cosmos, which is the eternal dominion of the gods, there is no spontaneous creation process!
I am duty-bound to defend the religious point of view, especially the LDS point of view. Please pardon my conceit...
I understand that the elements, the ylem or hylem, always existed. D&C 93: 33 says –
The elements are eternal,..
I understand from the scriptures that the dominions of those who become gods simply grow forever and ever. D&C 121: 46 says –
... thy dominion shall be an everlasting dominion, and without compulsory means it shall flow unto thee forever and ever.
I understand that the fundamental hylic essence is continually brought out of the dark void chaos and into the glorified tangible cosmos, to become the dominions of the gods – and this without so much effort from the gods, "without compulsory means" (gravity does it for the gods).
I understand that both the dark void chaos and the glorious tangible cosmos are of that fundamental hylic essence which is the energy (or motion) that always existed. The fundamental hylic essence simply got condensed, organized, created, or ordered, and thence became part of the cosmos that also always existed.
The gods govern the whole existence, balancing the cosmic worlds between the cold depths of the chaotic dark void and the infernal abysses of the chaotic black holes.
I understand that the laws of nature (of physics) have always been in operation and are continually in operation, such that there is the fundamental continuous cosmic creation process. The gods may seem redundant on that. But the eternal order of the gods is co-eternal with the elements and the continuous creation process.
The gods have dominion over all the worlds in the whole cosmic existence. They are the grand arbiters of who gets eternal death and who gets eternal life – which is the grander subject matter found only in religion.
At this point I get to say that what Hawking and all the scientists who deplore the idea of God's existence are discovering regarding the laws of physics (i.e., nature), the prophets of God already knew – they wrote about it, albeit sparingly because there is that other grander subject matter for the scriptures...