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Is Intelligence By Association Possible?

God did not create the universe, world-famous physicist Stephen Hawking argues in a new book that aims to banish a divine creator from physics.

Hawking says in his book "The Grand Design" that, given the existence of gravity, "the universe can and will create itself from nothing," according to an excerpt published Thursday in The Times of London.

"Spontaneous creation is the reason why there is something rather than nothing, why the universe exists, why we exist," he writes in the excerpt.

"It is not necessary to invoke God to light the blue touch paper [fuse] and set the universe going," he writes.

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I know hes supposed to be a genius and stuff so I'm afraid of saying something that might make me sound like I'm trying to act more intelligent than THE Steven Hawking...and stuff...but....

The black hole in his theory...

Where did the gravity come from?

How did absolutely nothing become something?

Did God create gravity? Is there some sort of cosmic loophole that Hawking is desperately trying to find so he can preclude God from eclipsing his own brilliance? What gives?

I didn't come up with this, but even in the bygone (thank God) days when I was less religious (Christian) I lived by the credo "I don't have enough faith to be atheist." As each day passes I do my best to strive toward a life worthy of His glory, and my belief in that line has become inexorably bound to my soul.

I mean no disrespect to Hawking. He is, after all, a Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, a position once held by Sir Issac Newton himself. So nothing about his apparent atheism should actually be questioned since he's so freakin' brilliant...

Why do I suddenly feel like this blog has been way too hard on Obama?