"I'll give Stephen Dawkins his due. He is a good thinker and comes up with a lot of "I never thought of that" ideas. He's 76 did you know?
Anyway he's now saying the Universe existed a couple of billion years before the big bang and time was like a boomerang that doesn't quite make it back.
He didn't really say that but that's my take on it.
It's like an admission of defeat though."
Well, Robert, you might have won a big one there! Except that I think you confused two people - Richard Dawkins and Stephen Hawking. That sort of doesn't make your accusation very scientific.Facts, or getting names right, are important when you put someone's views or ideas down. You also put ideas into this chap Stephen Dawkins' mouth.
"Anyway he's now saying the Universe existed a couple of billion years before the big bang and time was like a boomerang that doesn't quite make it back."
Like you admit, he didn't actually say that.
Off course he didn't bloody well say that because Stephen Dawkins is probably a bloody motor mechanic in Bristol!
|Stephen Dawkins - he does a good job on cars. A very reliable mechanic.|
We know a lot more things these days. We understand the Solar System. We know that earthquakes don't mean that someone's god is displeased. We understand that eclipses are not a message, or a threat. I guess that we all need to grow up. Look, Stephen Dawkins is probably a lovely guy and a good mechanic. Like most of us, he probably knows shit all about how the universe came to be. Scientists are always working on this problem. No need to believe what primitave people thought thousands of years ago. Even Stephen ( the mechanic) probably has a better handle on how these things came about - except if his head is full of silly religious ideas.