Stephen Hawking's last paper on hairy black holes has been published online.
On Tuesday, Stephen Hawking's final, posthumous book "Letter Answers to the Big Questions" was released, the final thoughts the physicist had on the biggest questions humankind faces.
"There is no God," wrote Hawking, as reported by CNN. "No one directs the universe."
Hawking expands on that premise more deeply, based on an excerpt of the book published by the UK's Sunday Times:
"The question is, the way the universe started by god for reasons I believe the second, "wrote Hawking.
However, Hawking's atheist beliefs are nothing new. Leonard Mlodinow
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"Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something better than nothing, why the universe." exists, why we exist, "wrote in 2010.
In an interview published in May 2011 by The Guardian, Hawking compared the brain to a computer.
book, Hawking, therefore, is not heaven or afterlife for broken down computers detailed several potential threats to humanity, including the rise of artificial intelligence and gene-editing technology that could lead to the emergence of "superhumans."
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