Stephen Hawking: Science will win because it works; heaven is a fairy story

16 May

From The Guardian:

I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.

This is  a great follow up to Hawking’s previous unequivocal swipe at religion when, in an US TV interview,  he said:

Science will win because it work.

Indeed, there is no contest between science and religion. We know it is science that finds & bases its knowledge on evidence. It has a proven track record of doing so. Religion has yet to produce a single piece of evidence for its mumbo jumbo. In fact all the evidence so far proves the opposite of its wild claims. Until religion can overcome the evidence against it and prove its wild fantasies using verifiable evidence it cannot be held in the same regard.

Or as Christopher Hitchens says: extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. Talking of Hitchens here he is on why it is right to hold religion in contempt:

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