Hawking says Pope asked him not to study beginnings of the Universe

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    pol pot also liked using such techniques. though with a touch more death.
     
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    They're not interested in the truth, only in keeping people under their control.

    Still, it's nice that the Pope only asked.
     
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    Only asked because i think Hawking could have taken him
     
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    You're thinking of the last pope.

    :p

    Ouch, that's sacrelicious...
     
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    From the article, Hawking seems like such a great guy - so well-adjusted in addition to brilliant.

    As to the Popes' comment, I don't quite understand why it was made. While I am not explicitly religious, I don't see how a greater understanding of the Universe is incompatible with Religion - in fact, the Church has adopted a policy of co-existence/synthesis with scientific theories such as Evolution, as well as previous discoveries in Cosmology and other fields.

    I would imagine, that if I was a person who truly believed in the greatness and omnipotence of a Christian God, then further investigation into the sublime intricacies of the Universe would be welcomed - as examples of God's genius.

    Who knows the complete context of the Popes' comment - perhaps it was just a Polish joke.
     
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    I'm sure the cardinals would have out-flanked him and turned up the power on his chair. :eek:
     
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    but then the rest of the Vice Presidential Action Rangers would have come down.
     
  9. SC68Cal thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I always liked that episode. Especially Deep Blue.
     
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    speaking of hawking...

     
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    Wow. A man of science who's worried about the environment and wants to study the beginning of the species and the universe separate from what's handed down by the Church. Plus, I'll bet he supports stem cell research. Look for that godless liberal to be slandered by Ann Coulter in her next book.
     

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