Letter to the Editor
Many people in the religious world are now upset that Professor Stephen Hawking, in his new book “The Grand Design”, dismisses the idea that God created the universe. Some in the religious world have said that he’s going to Hell for choosing not to believe in God.
What the religious world doesn’t realize is that in the world of science one does not simply choose to believe or not to believe in something. The world of science is about determining what reality really is based on evidence. If Stephen Hawking had found evidence that the world was created by God then that is what he would have concluded. But the facts are that the evidence that God exists just is not there.
If God exists and interacts with the real world then the evidence would be everywhere. Scientists would be able to find it and there would be information as to the nature of God, what he is made of, how he came to be, and how he created the universe. We can find evidence of snails that lived hundreds of millions of years ago. We can see stars that formed billions of years ago. But when it comes to God the scientific world has nothing, and in the world of science you simply do not believe in things without having a reason other than you simply wish to believe it’s true.