Stephen Hawking’s final book got published on 16th October this year and it reiterated Hawking’s beliefs regarding the existence of a higher power watching over us.
Hawking’s book titled Brief Answers to The Big Questions was completed by Hawking’s family after his death this year and ponders over a number of thought-provoking topics like “how did it all begin?”
Most notably, the book begins with the question “Is there a God?” The late physicist was one of the most renowned atheists and his answer to this question clearly reflects this. He categorically states that a God does not exist while also qualifying it with these words:
“I do not want to give the impression that my work is about proving or disproving the existence of God.”
He does talk about intelligent life-forms though
The book does not come off as a surprise as Hawking had been very vocal about his views regarding God’s existence even while he was alive. The book is simply a collection of his notes, speeches, essays and responses pieced together by collaboration with his colleagues and family – so it naturally reflects his views.