At last!! The answer to "is he or ain't he?"

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At last!! The answer to "is he or ain't he?"

Post by nmblum88 » Wed Sep 08, 2010 5:48 pm

Today is publication day for Stephen Hawking's long awaited "Grand Design," which follows on his last offering that sort of begged the question of his atheism, and used the name "god" in suspicious (read acquiescent)terms.
But apparently (I haven't read it yet, but am on my way to either pick up a copy or just read the dirty parts standing up before a counter at a neighborhood Border's), no such thing: Hawking apparently is going to stick with his scorn of the preternatural.
IF, that is, the NYTimes (All the News that's Fit to Print) and its journalism is to be trusted.
Interesting article , however:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/08/books/08book.html?hpw

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Re: At last!! The answer to "is he or ain't he?"

Post by vanderpoel » Sat Sep 11, 2010 2:19 am

nmblum wrote:Today is publication day for Stephen Hawking's long awaited "Grand Design," which follows on his last offering that sort of begged the question of his atheism, and used the name "god" in suspicious (read acquiescent)terms.
But apparently (I haven't read it yet, but am on my way to either pick up a copy or just read the dirty parts standing up before a counter at a neighborhood Border's), no such thing: Hawking apparently is going to stick with his scorn of the preternatural.
IF, that is, the NYTimes (All the News that's Fit to Print) and its journalism is to be trusted.
Interesting article , however:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/08/books/08book.html?hpw

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That was great, especially the fishbowl story.
My own distorted view is that Hawking could proof his theory on time by republishing a first edition of “A Brief History of Time”. If he can do that I'm willing to reconsider reincarnation.
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