The book that has the religious world asking : Why does Stephen Hawking harbour such ill will against God?
A controversial new theory on the origins of the universe from the world’s most famous living scientist.
In the last thirty years of his life Albert Einstein searched for a unified theory – a theory which could describe all the forces of nature in a single framework. But the time was not right for such a discovery in Einstein’s day.
Neither was the time right when, in 1988, Professor Stephen Hawking wrote A Brief History of Time in which he took us on a journey through classical physics, Einstein’s theory of relativity, quantum physics and string theory in order to explain the universe that we live in. He concluded, like Einstein, that science may soon arrive at the long sought after ‘Theory of Everything’.
In this ground-breaking new work, Professor Hawking draws on forty years of research and a recent series of extraordinary astronomical observations and theoretical breakthroughs to reveal an original and controversial theory. They convincingly argue that scientific obsession with formulating a single new model may be misplaced, and that, instead, by synthesising existing theories we may discover the key to finally understanding the universe’s deepest mysteries.
The Grand Design is Stephen Hawking’s attempt to understand the universe, and our place in it, at the deepest level – the laws that determine how it behaves, why we are here, and what is the ‘grand design’ that made it possible for us to have found a home in the one universe, out of zillions, where human life is possible.
The press has gone a bit mad with this one – declamatory headlines abound:
God Not Needed! God is Useless! God’s Redundant!
They obviously hadn’t done their homework… In 1882, Friedrich Nietzsche famously proclaimed God is Dead and, what’s more, according to REBECCA COFFEY, he left us this recipe. (Not seen on MasterChef)
ANGEL FOOD CAKE.
BY REBECCA COFFEY
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1. Allow the angel to reach room temperature. Then kill it.
2. Kill God. Set Him aside.
3. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
4. Ecstatically whip, as if possessed by a storm-wind of freedom, 1-1/2 cups of excellent egg whites with 1/4 tsp. salt and 1-1/2 tsp. cream of tartar. Continue until peaks are as if raised to their own heights and given wings in a fine air, a robust air.
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About the Contributor
While still in his twenties, John Purcell opened a second-hand bookshop in Mosman, Sydney, in which he sat for ten years reading, ranting and writing. Since then he has written, under a pseudonym, a series of very successful novels, interviewed hundreds of writers about their work, appeared at writers’ festivals, on TV (most bizarrely in comedian Luke McGregor’s documentary Luke Warm Sex) and has been featured in prominent newspapers and magazines. Now, as the Director of Books at booktopia.com.au, Australia’s largest online bookseller, he supports Australian writing in all its forms. He lives in Sydney with his wife, two children, three dogs, five cats, unnumbered gold fish and his overlarge book collection.