Doctor, thank you for your sincere rebuttal. Mr. Hawkins is an Atheist as you are well aware. The man is obviously brilliant. I donít find hard to believe heís intelligent. But Mr. Hawkins is a theorist. The science of cosmology is a science based not on absolutes but theories.<quoted text>Maybe, just maybe, if you spent more time studying science, specifically cosmology, you wouldn't rant so childishly about the origin's of the universe. There are so many great books about cosmology, and I KNOW you don't want to exercise that most horrible of all human traits being willfully ignorant. So let me suggest an excellent book that will bring you up to speed on the universe. Stephen Hawking's book entitled A Brief History of Time, The Universe In a Nutshell. Very easy reading, even though dealing with some very complex concepts.
After reading this book and any others that will boost your intelligence level, you will no longer rant so childishly about the majesty of the universe.
The main problem with the mindset that you have is this. You have a pre-conceived notion about the origin's of the universe and life on our planet. Once you accept that Goddidit, you immediately cease exploration. You have fallen into the "It's so complex and I can't begin to understand it so Goddidit" trap. Once you accept that all investigation is over. Thats why you don't even make an attempt to understand other possibilities. As soon as you say 'I DON'T KNOW" Then and only then does the journey of discovery begin. Read Hawking's book, stop being a bewildered child when to look up at the night sky. It's never to late to GROW UP>!!!
You and I can agree something big happened in the cosmos at some point and time. Mr. Hawkins believes that matter always existed, just started coming together after trillions and trillions of years floating in the vacuum of space.
I donít deal in theories Sir because theyíre like a**holes just about everybody has got one. For example thereís no less than 20 theories are out there on how life started on the earth. Mr. Hawkins is a philosophical dreamer in the world of cosmology.
When it comes down to it Mr. Hawkins is speculating. Toss in a few complex mathematical equations that no one understands including Mr. Hawkins. The result is unfortunately good people like yourself get duked into believing this hocus pocus nonsense.
If it was so easy to happen on itís own why doesnít scientist recreate the event? Would you like me to answer that? They canít do it. Because it is far more complex then just creating by happenstance.