Stephen Hawking: Questioning the universe

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You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video. 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. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Closed captions and translated subtitles in a variety of languages are now available on, at Follow us on Twitter Checkout our Facebook page for TED exclusives

  1. This Guy is a Joke. No way.....
  2. Stephen Hawkings is nasty....
  3. How does he eat and how does he go to the bathroom??
  4. 6:56 one hundred years. Thats it?
  5. Push me, and then just touch me, till I can get my, satisfaction.
  6. 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.
  7. Stephen Hawking is being controlled by his computer, for all we know, he is some Downie whom his evil computer took advantage of. #RobotInvasion 
  8. I think he is fake.. i mean someone is using him or there is something weird about him.. or correct me if im wrong 
  9. is this dude bill gate s dad
  10. if steven hockings so smart why can eh not wock?
  11. I thought I was looking at a still image for the first few seconds...
  12. 1K thumbs down... for what?
  13. they could've prepared a video with what he said ...
  14. This dude has the disease the ice bucket challenge is about.
  15. wait a min. he's paralyzed but he's able to use the device for communication... how...? O_o
  16. the Big Bang is not real god made the earth
  17. I love his sense of humor!
  18. He is the Originator of the heavens and the earth. (Qur'an 6:101) "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." (Qur'an 13:2) “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. (Qur’an 36:40) "The sun and the moon follow courses precisely computed" (Qur'an 55:5) "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?” (Qur’an 78:6-7) “And We have set on the earth mountains standing firm,lest it should shake with them.” (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 might" (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 All-Knowing.” (Qur’an 36:38) "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 Record Perspicuous.’” (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.” (Qur’an 55:19-20) “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 knowledge.” (Qur’an 36:36) 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, DNA RNA, 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.. Etc.) “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 things).” (Qur’an 25:54) "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 made from 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 blood.” (Qur’an 96:1-2) “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 exact order) "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 beautiful plants." (Qur'an 22:5) "Subsequently, we reproduced him from a tiny drop,that is placed into a well protected repository." (Qur'an 23:13) "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 exact order) "That He did create in pairs – male and female, from a seed when lodged (in its place).” (Qur’an 53:45-46) “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 and female.” (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!" (Qur'an 23:78) "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." (Qur'an 16:78) "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?"… (Qur'an 6:46) "We created man from a mingled drop to test him, and We made him hearing and seeing." (Qur'an 76:2) “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 all things?” (Qur’an 41:53) “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 .” (Qur’an 3:190)
  19. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth Genesis 1:1 There's your answer 
  20. It's remarkable how little we actually know.
  21. anyone here just because they saw the movie trailer?
  22. You guys just need to read Al-Qur'an but need to know the mean of it..That all you need, all the history, the past, the future has in the Al-Qur'an. But it not about you, its about the earth.
  23. I believe I have a picture of The Super String Theory, I would like verification Please. 
  24. Thank you Mr Hawking for the magnificent book "The Grand Design" 
  25. It's like that frog toy Homer plays with lol
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