Monday, August 01, 2011

Hawking Tackles "Curiosity"

The Discovery Channel's "Curiosity" series kick-off episode on Aug. 7 will feature Stephen Hawking's provocative look at the need (or lack of the need) for a creator in the formation of our universe.

"I recently published a book that asked if God created the universe. It caused something of a stir," Hawking, 69, begins on the episode. (The "stir", in fact, was religious leaders denouncing his book's conclusion that God was unnecessary to the universe.) On the show, he takes viewers on a walk through humanity's history of appraising our place in the universe, from Vikings facing down eclipses to the laws of modern cosmology, which explain the origin and structure of universe. "I believe the discovery of these laws is mankind's greatest achievement," he says.
 Of course, this is based on his "Grand Design" book that received quite a bit of publicity. It will be interesting to see how he will sell this idea on TV. Will he offend even more people? We can only hope so! :)


1 comment:

Kelcy said...

I'm surprised that it offended anyone. I wouldn't think that many creationists would be paying attention to Hawking.

Anyone who makes these kinds of statements seems to be preaching to the choir... I hope more people join the choir.