- Published on Tuesday, 14 September 2010 07:20
- Written by John Draper
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Although Stephen Hawking is the primary brain behind the book "The Grand Design", Leonard Mlodinow was the co-author and because he does not have Stephen's disability, he is easier to understand in an interview.
The premise of the book is that Science can answer all the difficult questions often used to prove the existence of God and if you are at all interested in Science, especially where it interacts with religion, then it is recommended reading. Mlodinow is both a physicist and an accomplished writer so he adds a lot to Stephen's insight.
One of the better interviews on this subject was by Keith Olbermann on MSNBC - Mlodinow makes it clear that nobody can prove that there is no god, he and Hawking are just saying God is not necessary to explain the universe. If you want, you can define God to be the person who created the law of gravity - but of course he leaves unsaid that even this has no bearing on whether such a god would be personal and listen to prayers etc.
Maybe it's too much to ask people who are committed to believing in their religion to actually apply reason to their thinking about the existence of a god.
If you want a super short summary of the book - watch this video: