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Hawking: Heaven is a ‘fairy story’

by Brad A. Greenberg

May 16, 2011 | 1:56 pm

Stephen Hawking, the scientific celeb, is making another appearance on the Godbeat. Last year there was the seemingly old news about Hawking saying gravity and not God explain creation. Now this, via The Guardiant:

A belief that heaven or an afterlife awaits us is a “fairy story” for people afraid of death, Stephen Hawking has said.

In a dismissal that underlines his firm rejection of religious comforts, Britain’s most eminent scientist said there was nothing beyond the moment when the brain flickers for the final time.

These comments are part of an interview Hawking gave The Guardian on life and death and “God as a metaphor.” Read the rest here.

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