16 May '11, 10am

Stephen Hawking says heaven is a myth: LONDON - FAMED theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking finds no room for he...

Stephen Hawking says heaven is a myth: LONDON - FAMED theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking finds no room for he...

British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking is seen during a meeting with Chile's President Michelle Bachelet, not pictured, at La Moneda government palace in Santiago, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008. -- PHOTO: AP LONDON - FAMED theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking finds no room for heaven in his vision of the cosmos. In an interview published on Monday in The Guardian newspaper, the 69-year-old says the human brain is a like a computer that will stop working when its components fail. He says: 'There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.' In Grand Design, a book published last year, Mr Hawking had declared that it was 'not necessary to invoke God ... to get the universe going.' Mr Hawking is nearly totally paralysed by motor neurone disease, diagnosed when he was 21. Mr Hawking says he is not afraid of death, ...

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