Sunday, April 19, 2015

Religious Right Advocates Myth: God & Big Bang

This is the typical (I know I've used the word typical a lot lately, but it fits so good) Ultra-Right bull crap that Fox is so good at delivering. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. She later received a Master's degree in Aero/Astro Engineering, as well as a doctoral degree in Human Factors and Biomechanics, from Stanford University. So how does that make her an authority on Astrophysics? I'll tell you, it don't. She expounds on notions that have been debunked over and again. She only wants for you to buy her book. You should ignore her and listen to a person who actually knows something about the subject. An expert like Stephen Hawking PhD.

God of the Big Bang
Stephen William Hawking is an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge. His scientific works include a collaboration with Roger Penrose on gravitational singularity theorems in the framework of general relativity, and the theoretical prediction that black holes emit radiation, often called Hawking radiation. Hawking was the first to set forth a theory of cosmology explained by a union of the general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. He is a vigorous supporter of the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics.

Stephen William Hawking
He earned his PhD degree in cosmology in March 1966, and his essay entitled "Singularities and the Geometry of Space-Time" shared top honors with one by Penrose to win that year's prestigious Adams Prize.

Stephen Hawking​ "We are each free to believe what we want and it is my view that the simplest explanation is there is no God. No one created the universe and no one directs our fate. This leads me to a profound realization. There is probably no heaven, and no afterlife either. We have this one life to appreciate the grand design of the universe, and for that, I am extremely grateful."

Stop believing in primitive myths, and stop trying to fit reality around the myth. Things never work out well when one does that. Instead make your world view conform to reality.

Selected academic works:

Hawking, S. W.; Penrose, R. (1970). "The Singularities of Gravitational Collapse and Cosmology". Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 314 (1519): 529–548. Bibcode:1970RSPSA.314..529H. doi:10.1098/rspa.1970.0021.

Hawking, S. (1971). "Gravitational Radiation from Colliding Black Holes". Physical Review Letters 26 (21): 1344–1346. Bibcode:1971PhRvL..26.1344H. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.26.1344.

Hawking, S.W. (1972). "Black holes in general relativity". Communications in Mathematical Physics 25 (2): 152–166. Bibcode:1972CMaPh..25..152H. doi:10.1007/BF01877517.

Hawking, S. W. (1974). "Black hole explosions?". Nature 248 (5443): 30–31. Bibcode:1974Natur.248...30H. doi:10.1038/248030a0.

Hawking, S.W. (1982). "The development of irregularities in a single bubble inflationary universe". Physics Letters B 115 (4): 295–297. Bibcode:1982PhLB..115..295H. doi:10.1016/0370-2693(82)90373-2.

Hartle, J.; Hawking, S. (1983). "Wave function of the Universe". Physical Review D 28 (12): 2960–2975. Bibcode:1983PhRvD..28.2960H. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.28.2960.

Hawking, S. (2005). "Information loss in black holes". Physical Review D 72 (8): 084013. arXiv:hep-th/0507171. Bibcode:2005PhRvD..72h4013H. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.72.084013.