I am a follower of Stephen Hawking and level his writings with great esteem. He maintains that 'the Universe has the power to create and will in future create itself from gravity.' 'Because there is a law such as gravity, the Universe can and will create itself from nothing.' He writes, “Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the Universe exists, why we exist.”
As an aficionado follower of this brilliant scientist, I am utterly disappointed. What I cannot understand is how anything could exist always and everywhere, yet be neither body nor space nor time. Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who set the planets in motion.
As a Christen, Stephen Hawking grew up believing that Jesus was God and understandably his subconscious mind in spite of being highly logical and analytical had the embedded image of God being Jesus-like in his thoughts and spirit. The Holy Quran says that the moment we compare the Creator to something that the human mind can conceive is no longer the Creator. Isaac Newton did not believe that Jesus was God but saw God as the masterful creator whose existence 'could not be denied' in the face of the grandeur of all creation.
If Stephen Hawking's theory is based on a law of gravity then we need to find out what this law is, on this earth first, the solar system, the universe and beyond. When an apple falls, from a tree it has a beginning, when it hits the ground, an end. This is the law, or principle of all things known to mankind, a constant that is applicable to almost anything known, therefore everything has a beginning and an end as is life and death.
Now if we go into space, the gravity theory, which is the constant here on earth, gradually diminishes upsetting everything based on this principle. Whilst the theory of gravity is the bases of all laws, and principles on the earth, the solar system, the universe and beyond, the very fundamentals of this theory may not be applicable in zero gravity zones, where the attraction of two or more bodies is the same at certain spots of the universe. The weightlessness condition here has no beginning and no end and apples do not fall to the ground based on the law of gravity but floats. While the law of gravity requires God to have, a beginning and somebody to create Him, weightlessness conditions do not.
The human brain is evolving. There was a time when we truly believed on the theory that the earth was flat, that the sun rotates round the earth, the Universe was stationary and now the black holes and the big bang theory. Centuries later, we may go beyond the big bang into theories where man had not ventured before. The likes of Stephen Hawking and many more to come will have to decipher the mysteries of the Universe for centuries before even coming close to questioning the existence of the Creator.
Sir Francis Bacon wrote "It is true, that a little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.”