Hawking’s Theory of Everything is Over.

hawkingSince we are talking cosmology and physics, I was a reading a Sunday Times article featuring Stephen Hawking’s admission that he was wrong (last month) – that there is not a single explanation for everything and probably never will be.
“Some people will be very disappointed,” says Hawking. “But I have changed my mind. I’m glad our search for understanding will never come to an end, and that we’ll always have the challenge of new discovery.” (Hawking)
i’m suprised that our theologians have not been addressing this admission. Or maybe they are, and i am not in the right circles. Let me know if you see some conversation resulting from this change of mind.

Andrew

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  • Paul tells us we see dimly now but that when we are in heaven we will see with clear eyes and have great understanding. Sometimes I think we search for understanding but we really fall short much of the time understanding life from a spiritual perspective rather than from an earthly one. With all the cares of the world on our shoulders it’s hard to have a clear perspective. But GOD SAYS be involved with things that have spiritual benefit so I try to pursue that as much as I can.

  • Hmmm. Maybe I’m missing something here, but I think that the answer and explanation for all and everything lies in God. And on another note, is it natural for such a intelligent, respected scientist to suddenly go against his own judgement?

  • The search for the so called “grand unified theory” was actually an attempt to unify four fundamental forces – strong nuclear, weak nuclear, gravity and electromagnetism (i.e. taking a number of equations and creating one overall equation). Stephen Hawking, after much theorising, found a difficulty in marrying gravity with the other three, as it acts over such long distances and is such a weak force.
    Many people, especially some Christians hear the term “theory of everything” and assume it is going to explain away God. It is merely a potential way of unifying forces, and perhaps explaining God’s cleverness. When the link between electricity and magnetism was discovered, God did not disappear in a puff of smoke.
    We need to be careful of propagating a tacit mistrust of science.

  • A Brief History of The Theory of Everything

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