Stephen Hawking: Questioning the universe
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http://www.ted.com Professor Stephen Hawking asks some big questions about our universe -- How did the universe begin? How did life begin? Are we alone? -- and discusses how we might go about answering them.
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- Not to insult Hawking, but who would listen to him when he is in the state
he is. Half of what he says is restating things he already has said. Just
does not make sense to me to listen to a word he says.
- He is the Originator of the heavens and the earth.
"Do not they not see that the heavens and the Earth were once one mass,
then We rent them apart?"
(Qur'an 21:30) ( The existence of all matter in a single point and were
seperated. ie big bang)
"And it is We who have constructed the heaven with might, and verily, it is
We who are steadily expanding it."
(Qur'an 51:47) (expansion of the universe)
"Do not the Unbelievers see that the heavens and the earth were joined
together (as one unit of creation), before We split them asunder, and We
made from water every living thing. Will they not then believe?"
(Qur'an 21:30) (Modern day biology proves all life came originated in water)
"and the heaven we created with might (power) and we are expanding it."
(Qur'an 51:47) (expansion of the universe discussed). It is Muslim belief
that this universe is the smallest out of 7 heavens. Also universes are
considered different realms.
“It is He Who created the Night and the Day,
and the sun and the moon: All (the celestial bodies) swim along, each in
its rounded course.”
(Qur’an 21:33) ( When looking at modern day information we have now
determined that everything in the universe has an orbit as stated in the
Qur'an 1400 years ago)
"He has ordained the sun and the moon, each one runs
(it's course) for an appointed time."
“It is not permitted to the Sun to catch up the Moon, nor can the Night
outstrip the Day: Each (just) swims along in (its own) orbit.
"The sun and the moon follow courses
"By the heavens, and At-Târiq (one who knocks at night); And what will make
you to know what At-Târiq is?(It is) the star of piercing (brightness)"
(Qur'an 86:1-3) This is referring to pulsars
“Have We not made the earth as a wide expanse and the mountains as pegs?”
“And We have set on the earth mountains standing firm,lest it should shake
(Qur’an 21:31)(Modern day geologists prove these exact points)
"We sent aforetime our messengers with clear signs and sent down with them
the book and the balance of right and wrong), that men may stand forth in
justice; and we sent down iron, in which is great might, as well as many
benefits for mankind, that Allah may test who it is that will believe in
his lord and his messengers: for Allah is full of strength, exalted in
(Qur'an 57:25)(science proved iron was sent into earth from outer space)
IRON was specifically mentioned as being sent down to earth.
“And the Sun runs its course for a period determined for it;
that is the decree of (Him) the exalted in Might,
"The Unbelievers say, ‘Never to us will come The Hour’: say, ‘Nay! but most
surely, by my Lord, it will come upon you by Him Who knows the unseen –
from Whom is not hidden the least little atom in the Heavens or
on earth: nor is there anything less than that, or greater, but is in the
(Qur’an 34:3) At that time it was common belief that the atom was the
smallest indivisible form of matter. However prophet mohammad received
revelation here that "from whom is not hidden the least little atom in the
heavens or the earth: nor is there anything less than that or greater but
is in the Record Perspicuous" Thus referring to objects smaller the the
atom such as electrons protons etc. Also you can note that the least little
atom infers atoms had varying sizes.
“He has let free the two bodies of flowing water,meeting together: Between
them is a Barrier which they do not transgress.”
“It is He Who has let free the two bodies of flowing water: one palatable
and sweet, and the other salty and bitter;
yet has He made a barrier between them, and a partition that is forbidden
to be passed.
(Qur’an 25:53) (Modern Science has discovered that in places where two
different seas meet, there is a barrier between them. This barrier divides
the two seas so that each sea has ita own temperature, salinity(hence sweet
and bitter) and density.
"Or (the Unbelievers’ state) is like the depths
of darkness in a vast deep ocean, overwhelmed with billow topped by billow,
topped by (dark) clouds: depths of darkness, one above another: if a man
stretches out his hand, he can hardly see it! For any to whom Allah gives
not light, there is no light!”
(Qur’an 24:40) A few interesting things here modern science has now proved
and determined that there are clouds of darkness in the oceans and seas,
This would be a very lengthy explanation to cover the science on it so i
want you to google the subject of how darkness is discipated in the
oceans/sea. however briefly some background info humans are able to dive a
maximum of 60 meters without the use of scuba gear, before undergoing
oxygen toxicity and the lungs start become repressed. Light is refracted
when it passes through water, furthermore the 7 colors of the spectrum are
absorbed successively in different places of the sea For example Red rays
are absorbed at 1- 15 meters underwater, Similarly orange rays are absorbed
at 30 to 50 metres,
yellow at 50 to 100 meters, green at 100 to 200 meters, and finally, blue
beyond 200 meters and violet and indigo above 200 meters. "overwhelmed
with billow topped by billow, topped by (dark)
clouds: depths of darkness, one above another:" LOOK UP THE SCIENCE this
explanation is was very brief. It is also interesting that "If a man
stretches out his hand, he can hardly see it!
For any to whom Allah(The God in arabic) giveth not light, there is no
light!" Thanks to modern day technology and submarines we have all seen the
the bioluminescence fishes underwater that light up in complete darkness.
Meanwhile prophet Muhammad (pbuh) stated all of this 1400 years ago through
revelation in the Qur'an.
"And he has sent down water from the sky.’With it have We(God and Angels)
produced diverse pairs of plants each separate from the others.”
“Glory to Allah, Who created in pairs all things that the Earth produces,
as well as their own (human) kind and (other) things of which they have no
1400 years ago i don't think their science allowed them to understand the
existence of Male and female reproductive organs in plants, also HE CREATED
ALL THE PAIRS (examples. the double helix of DNA,
positive and negative electrons
protons and neutrons
matter and antimatter
light and dark
hot and cold
male and female
fast and slow
hard and soft
neutrinos and quarks
the Earth and the Moon
Sexual and Asexual reproduction
Heaven and hell..
“It is He Who has Created man from water then has He established
relationships of lineage and marriage: for thy Lord has power (over all
"Do not the Unbelievers see that the heavens and the earth were joined
together (as one unit of creation), before We clove them asunder, and We
water every living thing. Will they not then believe?"
(Qur'an 21:30) (Modern day science proves that the whole universe WAS ALL
JOINED TOGETHER at the instance the big bang occurred... Prophet muhammad
(pbuh) stated these fact 1400 years ago through revelation by god.
“Proclaim! (or Read!) In the name of thy Lord
and Cherisher, Who created – Created man, out of a (mere) clot of congealed
“Man We did create from a quintessence (of clay);then We placed him as (a
drop of) sperm
in a place of rest, firmly fixed; then We made the sperm into a clot of
congealed blood; then of that clot We made a lump(fetus); then We made out
of that lump bones and clothed the bones with flesh;then We developed out
of it another creature. so blessed be Allah, the Best to create!”
(Qur’an 23:12-14) (Modern day science and embryology goes hand and hand in
"O people, if you have any doubt about
resurrection, (remember that) we created you
from dust, and subsequently from a tiny drop,
which turns into a hanging (embryo), then it
becomes a fetus that is given life or deemed
lifeless. We thus clarify things for you. We settle in the wombs whatever
we will for a predetermined period. We then bring you out as infants, then
you reach maturity. While some of you die young, others live to the worst
age, only to find out that no more knowledge can be attained beyond a
certain limit. Also, you look at a land that is dead, then as soon as we
shower it with water, it vibrates with life and grows all kinds of
"Subsequently, we reproduced him from a tiny drop,that is placed into a
well protected repository."
"Then we developed the drop into a hanging (embryo),t hen developed the
hanging (embryo) into a bite-size (fetus), then created the bite-size
(fetus) into bones, then covered
the bones with flesh. We thus produce a new creature. Most blessed is
Allah, the best Creator."
(Qur'an 23:14)( Modern day science and embryology goes hand and hand in
"That He did create in pairs – male and female,
from a seed when lodged (in its place).”
“Was he not a drop of sperm emitted
(in lowly form)? “Then did he become
a clinging clot; then did (Allah) make
and fashion (him) in due proportion.
“And of him He made two sexes, male
(Qur’an 75:37-39) (here we read of him (Adam Pbuh), God made two sexes,
Proven by modern day science we know that The sex of a fetus is determined
by the nature of the sperm and not of the ovum)
“He makes you, in the wombs of your mothers, in stages, one after another,
in three viels of darkness.”
(Qur’an 39:6) (Modern day embryology has come to the conclusion that the
development of the fetus in the mother's abdomen passes through three veils
of darkness; the first darkness: is the darkness of the anterior abdominal
wall, the second darkness: is the darkness of the uterine wall, the third
darkness: is the darkness of the placenta and its membranes.)
"It is He Who has created hearing, sight and minds for you.
What little thanks you show!"
"Allah brought you out of your mothers' wombs knowing nothing at all, and
gave you hearing, sight and minds so that perhaps you would show thanks."
"Say (O Mohammad): "What do you think? If Allah took away your hearing and
your sight and sealed up your hearts, what god is there, other than Allah,
who could give them back to you?"…
"We created man from a mingled drop to test him, and We made him hearing
“Soon will We show them Our Signs in the (furthest)
regions (of the earth), and in their own souls, until
it becomes manifest to them that this is the Truth
it is not enough that Thy Lord doth witness
“Behold! In the creation of the heavens and the earth,
and the alternation of Night and Day –
there are indeed Signs for men of understanding .”
- Guy makes a lot of sense
- When you think about it, once you've achieved such knowledge, if he was a
dousch, he would probably think of us as the cripples, rather then himself,
as he's achieved a higher understanding of the world around him, and has
ascended in knowledge in general, lol so did albert einstein.
- subtitles would have been nice
- Push me, and then just touch me, till I can get my, satisfaction.
- "...the universe, and time itself, had a beginning in the Big Bang." -
Incredible finding. This is what the uni - verse (the one verse) tells in
the worlds most read, studied and printed book of all time.
"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." - Genesis 1:1
- Whats wrong with his voice?
I can't freakin tell
He sounds like WALL-E
Having sex with the speak n spell
- Not trying to insult Professor Hawking, but couldn't they upgrade his voice
box thing to have a nicer voice, like Siri?
- Are people in awe of him, or are they just not getting the jokes?
- Why didn't he get a voice with a British accent?
- wait a min. he's paralyzed but he's able to use the device for
- It's like that frog toy Homer plays with lol
- The voice of the machine for Stephen hawking is just like spodermen
- Thank goodness for the man. That's all I can say. Hang in there Professor.
Hang in there, we need you.
- If there were a "god"...
It would be him
- After watching this. Im reading the comments in my mind with the voice of
- 6:56 one hundred years. Thats it?
- "imagine if someone was controlling what I say"
- considering that Universe created itself spontaneously out of nothing and
life created itself spontaneously out of inorganic matter and considering
that both significant claims came from English people the mystery remains
why are English the least spontaneous people on this planet?
- Stephen has a bit of logic that I can agree with. Yet, something about this
individual doesn't sit well with me as being one of the smartest man in the
- Are these guys making fun of one of the greatest minds ever to grace the
cosmos? Are you serious? This is why I feel sorry for the fate of the Human
- Amazing. He put all the energy to tell us (the world) how the universe
- while it is true/my works are based on u/then im a super computer n u r a