Renowned late physicist Stephen Hawking expressed his views about God in his final book, which was published on October 16.
In the book titled,’Brief Answers to the Big Questions’, Hawking writes, “Do I have faith? We are each free to believe what we want, and it’s my view that the simplest explanation is that there is no God. No one created the universe, and no one directs our fate.”
According to report, in his book Hawking further says that the realisation about God made him to decide that belief in an afterlife was just “wishful thinking” and that “when we die, we return to dust.”
It may be noted that the scientist does not completely rule out the possibility of the existence of God. He scribed that if there was God, he had a question for him. “If there were such a God, I would like to ask, however did he think of anything as complicated as M-theory in eleven dimensions.”
The book tackles many of such complex questions, including if humanity will survive, the threat of nuclear war, climate change, and so on. Hollywood actor Eddie Redmayne, who played Hawking in the 2014 film The Theory of Everything, has written the book’s foreword.