I once read where Einstein came close to a nervous breakdown after he said ''God does NOT play dice'' then his theory seemingly proved that HE did indeed play dice .
Any validity to that ??
The uncertainty principle states that you cannot positively know where particles are at a specific time you can only calculate the odds of their being in a cetain place. This lead to the "playing dice with the universe" comment.
Einstien wrote a paper that argued against the Uncertainty Principle by digging into the theory and finding out that if you followed through with the assumptions, seperate particles could have an effect on each other instantaneously, no matter how far apart they are. Since this made absoluetly no sense, he concluded that there must be flaws in theory.
Experimental physics has subsequently proved that this does happen and it is known as quantum entanglement and Heisenberg's theory is the base of quantum physics.
DISCLAIMER: I am not a physicist and have only a laymen's understanding of the above.
Did you hear about when Heisenberg was stopped by a traffic cop? The cop asked him, "Do you know how fast you were going?" and Heisenberg replied, "No, but I know where I am."
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I read the original A Brief History of Time and that which I could understand I found fascinating. I will probably read this book too.
I try to avoid drawing conclusions based upon news snippets. I'm wondering if Hawking's book excludes the possibility of God or rather excludes the necessity of God?
I agree with Spider, we will need to read the book and try to discern it for ourselves.