As I’m sure you are aware by now, the world famous scientist, Prof. Stephen Hawking, has a new book coming out in which he explains that we don’t need God to explain the Big Bang. Our current understanding of modern physics is now sufficient and leaves no room left for the “God did it” hypothesis.
If this is news to you, then you may wish to click on over to an article in the Telegraph by clicking here, or just goggle it.
Now, I’m sure you are aware of who Prof. Stephen Hawking is, but just in case you don’t, then let me briefly explain. Until his retirement last year he was Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge. That’s a post that was previously held by Issac Newton. If curious to find out more about him and all his accomplishments, then check out the Wikipedia page on him by clicking here.
Warning: here is the part where we come to the jaw dropping moment.
How have folks responded to all this? Well some, as you might imagine, have manifested an astonishing degree of stupidity. Take for example Ray (the world is only 6000 years old) Comfort, who has declared within an LA Examiner article that …
“It is embarrassingly unscientific“
That sound you just heard was the combination of my jaw hitting the floor and my coffee being splattered all over my desktop. To be honest, the only embarrassment here is that Ray appears to truly believe that he is smarter than the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge. But then you do need to remember that Ray himself is famous for a couple of things …
Comfort is best known for stunts like his 2009 giveaway of 170,000 copies of Darwin’s On Origin of Species to university students. The books were printed by Comfort and included a 50-page preface by Comfort himself where he attempts to refute the Theory of Evolution in favor of biblical creationism.
Comfort is also well-known for a Youtube video he and ex-child-star Kirk Cameron appeared in where they offer a banana as evidence of intelligent design and refer to that tropical fruit as “the atheists’ nightmare.”
This latest declaration is so utterly insane that at first you might wonder if it simply a parody or a bit of satire by Ray. Alas no, tragically he really means it.
You can find the LA Examiner article by clicking here … but remember, put your coffee down before you start reading.