Saturday, February 25, 2012

Stephen Hawking: "Heaven is a story invented for people who fear death"

In an interview with British daily The Guardian, the scientist Stephen Hawking has shared his thoughts about death.
Belief in heaven or life after death is just a story people should fear death, says Stephen Hawking.
The most famous British scientist said that there is nothing beyond the brain when "flashing" the last time.
Hawking was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at the age of 21 years, an incurable disease. Doctors did not expect it to live more than a few years after the first symptom.
"For 49 years living with the prospect of early death, so I do not fear death. But I hasten to die, I have so much to do until then," he said.

"I look at the brain as a computer will stop working when its components will damage. There is life after death heaven or computer. This is just a story for people who fear the dark," added Hawking.
Latest comments by Hawking is more incisive than the claims made in the book he published in 2010, The Grand Design, he argued that there is no need for a creator to explain the existence of the universe. The book provoked a reaction from religious leaders, including Chief Rabbi, Lord Sacks, who accused Hawking of "elementary errors of logic".
Hawking reject the notion of life after death, stressing the need to fulfill our potential through our Earth a better use of our lives. Asked how we should live, Hawking said: "We must seek the highest value that we obtained from our actions."
Asked if human existence is due solely luck, physicist said: "Science predicts that several types of universes are created spontaneously from nothing. It is a matter of chance that we are in it".

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