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

  2. I feel really bad for him being paralyzed, but how did he have children? Did he adopt them or what?
  3. How does he eat and how does he go to the bathroom??
  4. is this dude bill gate s dad
  5. 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.
  6. 6:56 one hundred years. Thats it?
  7. We look for radio waves because that's what we use to communicate. What if a more advanced being, has discovered a better way of communication, which we currently aren't looking for. I do find it intriguing that a far away planet, would be able to answer so many of our questions about the past (6,001 lightyears would do the trick...). Please aliens ruin religion! 
  8. I wonder what scientific explanation he has for a terminal cancer the just disapears out of nothing a day after praying???
  9. I believe I have a picture of The Super String Theory, I would like verification Please. 
  10. Stephen Hawking is being controlled by his computer, for all we know, he is some Downie whom his evil computer took advantage of. #RobotInvasion 
  11. I think he is fake.. i mean someone is using him or there is something weird about him.. or correct me if im wrong 
  12. Push me, and then just touch me, till I can get my, satisfaction.
  13. A small reper here, if you can to think about it do it. Foolish presentation to let all Society for Science & the Public to come around NASA the ION MURGU MAGIC ANGLES are important up there to avoid supplementary stress of resonant vibration . Thank you! Is time to repair one of uniform error in Science send it to all. Mathematics , join Me, Physics join Me.... For somebody I was a rebel in Science, but I am not, but for it I must to pay and to work truck driver to live , I don't have so much time join me because is a lot of work there. To avoid for next generations a Uniform Error in Physics because they will have a lot of work to make into another directions. A uniform error is a shadow what can be never determined in an imposed laws of concepts. A new decennium of hard work for Physics and Mathematics! To not let a Uniform Error to send The Science in Magic only because Newton and Einstein didn't saw it , they remains our geniuses. Ion Murgu Condition of Uniform Travel and Ion Murgu sixteenth Postulate in Physics will bring back Brachistochrone Problem and the implications in Quantic and classic Physics and maybe in TRG and SR . {Pytagorean Tryples and Ion Murgu condition of Uniform travel} Newton was fastening his solution because maybe of a proud sense, I don't know for what Einstein don't give more attention to it but there isn't cycloid every time and maybe our calculus differential will need any attention too. This can to be for Physics a big time , go to see it and come around. This week in Science will be in attention Ion Murgu sixteenth postulate in Physics and the connection between Pythagorean triple and Ion Murgu condition of Uniform travel of a particle and is wave. What is down same to be a foolish presentation, but the motivation is to let places for math to come around , to let places for Science to come around. See also Ion Murgu sixteenth postulate in Physics See also Ion Murgu real magic Angles. " "
  14. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth Genesis 1:1 There's your answer 
  15. No one should argue that steven hawkings has intellegence! Its just sad to see he is bitter confused and traumatized by his own condition because he doesnt understand if there is a GOD..... why am i like this???...... and so since he cant figure it out..... instead of realizing things happen and doing the best with what you have and realizing that since you didnt have the best body and health that now...... you have been able to develope one of the greatest minds to science and humanity as what is stated by some...... and move on with that great gift.....he trys to root GOD out like a bad concept or idea like thats gonna be ok and or your teaching someone a lesson .....when your actually TEACHING YOURSELF A LESSON!!!.....and what do i mean by that .....weeeell you cannot trump GOD or defeat or beat or take out or entirley steer all away from him because we are HIS CREATION NOT YOURS....sooooo you in reality Mr. Hawkins become one of the biggest promoters for people to actually witness GOD and thats without you being a follower aaaaand without knowing you did it.....HOW??? : )....with out you and other evolutionist and scientist to digg soooo far into his creation to try to prove him NOT you prove him SO and have added more proof of a CREATOR then amyone ever could!!! HUBBLE DEEP SPACE!!!.....CASE AND POINT....Think about it!... you have come up with IFs MAYBES POSSIBLYS and COULD HAVE HAPPENS of why and how with No God and NO FACTS. You and no one else can even begin to touch or reach in any way YOURSELF or even see the heavens or space for that matter but here YOU SAY... ahhhh I FEEL that this is what that means i havent touched it or understood it and i cant really figure out the start and i cant really see all the universe buuuuuut ahhhhh this HAS TO BE like this or that because i have a PAPER that says im smart or a genius!!!! Heres my paper with my credintials....And that causes people to research and peer and look and observe and come to the logical conclusion for some that no matter how many ways you look at it you cant explain the creation of life in no way near better or with more evidence then the bible does for itself with out a machine or gadget or group of scientists or talking computer WHY SHOULD WE BELIEVE YOU and you are just like us in form????...because you know a little more then 2+2???.....remember mr hawkins the bible fortold that the earth was round hundreds of years before science in psalms by david and it fortold the fall of great kings and nations waaaay before there time and it told us that there was gonna be men juuuust like you in this exact time period who would try and miss lead many with empty headed thinkin and unreasonableness....and you want us to believe you when you cant touch the universe or even get close to it in order to size it or analyze it or see its TRUE make up and here we have and can touch the bible which has come down to us from god through man through history verified by hard core evidence like recent discoveries of old artifacts spoken of that was in the bible that we are just now discovering from the ground and prophecy being fullfilled of the times that no one can PROVE TO DENY we live in AND ??? the impact this BOOK has had on mankind and in time does so well to explain us ONLY CAN BE PROVEN AS GOD! : )..... became an opening for people to witness how truly real and great god is with all his creation and all because of your efforts to prove him wrong or non existent : ) thanks..... like is stated many times you and no one else can fortell the future in accuracy or explain us as people and our begining with factual proof exactly how life started reasonably for our understanding to say...oh ok that makes sense... And how is it that we as believers in GOD are fools for believing in a book that is proven to have 1000s of years of info and is hundreds and hundreds of years old written by 40 different men 66 different books although able to have same message and meaning and harmony about CHRIST and has made it too our time that we can see use and benfit from and analyze no matter how you look at it .....BUT!!!......the evolutionists and scientists and atheists are perfectly fine and super inteligent for believeing in the idea not a fact but an idea of evolution from some man 200 yrs ago that says heeeeeey mr hawkins a GOD didnt create this!!!.....look at these drawings i did of these DIFFERENT KINDS of animals......the earth started from a spontaneous explosion deep in outerspace that me nor anyone or thing else at that time witnessed ("BIG THROAT CLEAR") it did happen!!!... and after billions of years???.....even though i cant count to a billion nor count any physical thing myself to a billion ("ANOTHER THROAT CLEAR").... I JUST KNOW this is how long it took for you and me to come about and guess what???.. WE CAME FROM A MONKEY!!!....and then he looks at you Mr hawkings and says with a big smile...isnt this discovery from my mind i think is correct but have no proof.....GREAT!!!!....... and this is where i end it people : ) THINK ABOUT IT : )
  16. 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.
  17. I'm still confused the law of conservation says any matter can not be created or lost so how can it increase? 
  18. 1K thumbs down... for what?
  19. wait a min. he's paralyzed but he's able to use the device for communication... how...? O_o
  20. the Big Bang is not real god made the earth
  21. 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)
  22. Very puzzling conclusions. This man has spent a ton of time studying time, space, quantum physics, Einstein's theory of relativity, the cosmos, electromagnetic radiation, black holes, etc. As with every other person on earth, there are facts that he knows, and that are very reasonably verifiable; and, he also has beliefs that he holds, that are "not so much" verifiable. Many of us have formed a mental picture or some sort of belief concerning the very beginning of the known universe. People use science, the study of the cosmos, microwaves (not microwave ovens!), science that involves matter moving at extreme speeds, light. We also use others' insight, their own personal experiences and observations, and, yes, probably all of us who have pondered this question to some significant degree use literature and research conducted by others before us. And, we also use religious texts that have at least a little bit written about the beginning. And I think I've never found anyone who has it all figured out. Not one of us. Certainly not me. And, with all due respect, not even this very renowned theoretical physicist and cosmologist, not even today's most renowned religious leaders on earth. Now Hawking can say "We've figured it out", and "We now know", and then recite we he BELIEVES. But there is one thing we all have in common. If the universe did have a beginning, we weren't there. The smartest person on earth was not there. The person who is more sure than anyone else on earth about their belief concerning the beginning of the universe was not there. We don't have it on camera either, nor could we! Where I'm going with this long set up is this: from about 2:39 -2:55 in the video, Hawking says this, "This removes the distinction between time and space, and means that the laws of evolution can also determine the initial state. The universe can spontaneously create itself out of nothing." He just states it, period. Wherever you come from, and I hold in high regard learned men and women from the "religious" and "atheist" points of view (although I know I'm just distinguishing people as parts of 2 camps, when there can be other ways to further divide belief systems). But that particular quote, that leap, from 2:39-2:55 in the video, when Hawking goes from "the laws of evolution can also determine the intial state" to "the universe can spontaneously create itself out of nothing" can only be a belief--or a "statement of faith". That's what he believes. His science does not prove it. I'm going to attempt to briefly explain why, and I think the "why" science does not prove it, is that nothing within the universe, including science has the ABILITY to ever prove it. We certainly have the freedom to believe how the universe came to be, but it is a faith. Hawking's faith that the "universe can spontaneously create itself out of nothing" is faith. Just like many believe that God created the universe out of nothing. So, here is my explanation why Hawking's statement is a belief and not a fact: IF "the universe can spontaneously CREAT ITSELF out of nothing", then doesn't the universe have to ALREADY EXIST in order to pull that off? He's effectively claiming that this universe, which did not exist, created something--itself! And it did it out of nothing--because there was nothing before it--and if there was nothing before it, then not even itself was there to CREATE itself! You see, and this is the really bold claim of mine, that's hard to make, because of how incredibly learned Stephen Hawking is: His statement is utterly self-contradicting. It's like me saying that I created myself. How could I have created myself, if I wasn't there to do the creating? And, thus, how could a universe create itself, if the universe was not there to do the creating? This claim is stated as a fact, but it is a belief. And to even put it on shaky ground seems generous to me. It more seems to fall directly into a black hole that even to stand on shaky ground. There are many things we want answers to. My belief--note, "belief", so I can't expect another person to agree with it, it's a belief that I can't prove--but, my belief is that there are questions that human beings do not have the answer to from the perspective of science. I will share that I do believe that there is a God, and that God did create the universe, but I can't PROVE it to you in the sense that you and I weren't there. And in the sense that my faith in the Bible is derived from a lifetime of evidence that led me to believe in it. Only God can prove the Bible is correct. I can merely look at the evidence, make my conclusion, and then present my case. However, the statement that something (in this case, the universe), which doesn't exist, can spontaneously create its OWN SELF, carries much less logic than any hard science I've ever heard of, less logic that the universe having an external creator, and is self-contradicting. I'm looking at a cup of coffee right now. Could that cup of coffee have created itself, if it previously never existed? Now I'm looking at nothing (ok, invisible air). When will the nothing that I'm looking at become something, and then create itself? OK, IF the universe were, somehow, the end all be all, that's one belief system. But to claim that before it was there, which means that it did not at all exist, it somehow DID exist, and then decided it created its OWN SELF is inexplicably illogical. Inexplical, in the sense that I don't think I can come up with any thought or belief about any subject that is less possible than that. Truly, I'm attempting to say, in a very long-winded and gentle way, that Hawking made a statement that he is free to believe, but in science and logic and every form of learning and logic is not and cannot be possible. I'm sad to claim that, but this gigantic pursuit and acquisition of scientific knowledge and theory surely cannot have led him to lose sight of what can be possible versus what cannot be possible, can it? It apparently has. Can nothing decide to become something--in order to spontaneously create ITSELF?! There's your black hole. Now on evolution, the age of the earth, etc., I've learned from some brilliant minds, probably some of the things Hawking has learned himself, that I should and can have an open mind. I have become less dogmatic and see that science can help us expand our belief systems, or at least, humble us, so that we should admit that we're not nearly as smart as we thought. It is doing that to me. I have learned that I know a lot less than I thought I did, thanks to this "type" of research. A lot of really incredible things about science and the Bible that amaze me. But these things fall into the realm of "the possible". It's faith. Only God can prove fact. But the evidence provided is leading me to faith--a growing and changing faith, and one that has learned to better appreciate the ideas of these scientists. But only the possible ideas. Hawking's idea there might just be one of the few ideas I've heard that has know evidence whatsoever of even being possible. You can conclude a ton of very bizarre theories that might land you as a nutcase in the minds of others, but even those, you can admit, are in the realm of "the possible". This theory just stamps itself out as not at all possible right away. I can think of a lot of things that are "crazy", but can't prove are not possible, like, "I can turn myself into a rabbit and back to a human again", or "I can travel back in time and take pictures of dinosaurs", or "I can travel back and actually observe the beginning of the universe, make a video, and bring the evidence back for you", and we could argue that none of those crazy things is beyond the vast realm of "the possible". They are crazy, but they don't self-destruct. However, nothing becoming something, I can say--yes, that falls within the realm of "the possible". But to go on and answer how nothing became something be claiming that it "created itself"--when it didn't EXIST to be able to create itself!? I've, perhaps, cannot recall ever coming across a statement with a better definition of "impossible" in my life. Not joking. Not claiming to be a very intelligent person, just someone who, occasionally types very long comments when I see something that makes my jaw drop. Do you realize what you just told the world as fact? Get outside of the bubble of thinking so hard, and look at it. I don't think I have anything that comes to mind nearly as self-contradicting to compare it to.
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