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Stephen Hawking, on Humanity….

February 23, 2015

Forget doomsday asteroids, global plagues and super volcanoes. British theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking says we’re facing a much more immediate threat — and it’s our own behavior.

The human failing I would most like to correct is aggression,” Hawking told contest winner Adaeze Uyanwah, according to the Independent. “It may have had survival advantage in caveman days, to get more food, territory or a partner with whom to reproduce, but now it threatens to destroy us all.”

Uyanwah, a 24-year-old from California, won VisitLondon.com’sest of Honor" contest. The prize package included a tour of London’s Science Museum with Hawking.

While being shown around, Uyanwah asked Hawking which human shortcoming he would most like to change, and which trait he’d enhance.

Hawking chose aggression and warned that a nuclear war could end civilization and possibly the human race. We need to replace aggression with empathy, which "brings us together in a peaceful loving state,” he said.

The subject of "The Theory of Everything" also told her that the future of man lies beyond Earth.

"I believe that the long-term future of the human race must be space and that it represents an important life insurance for our future survival, as it could prevent the disappearance of humanity by colonizing other planets," Hawking said, according to the Cambridge News.

Hawking said putting humans on the moon "changed the future of the human race in ways that we don’t yet understand."

"It hasn’t solved any of our immediate problems on planet Earth," Hawking said. "But it has given us new perspectives on them and caused us to look both outward and inward."

Uyanwah said meeting Hawking will stay with her for the rest of her life.

"It’s incredible to think that decades from now, when my grandchildren are learning Stephen Hawking’s theories in science class, I’ll be able to tell them I had a personal meeting with him and heard his views first hand," Uyanwah said, according to The Daily Mail. "It’s something I’ll never forget."

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PS… Strange that this “atheist” offers us nothing really new about ourselves? But it does give us a sober reality from what we have known for sometime… Man or humanity is broken, and dying morally on planet earth!  But, going off to some so-called new empire would solve nothing!

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10 Comments
  1. Btw, sadly, I myself don’t believe humanity will see the end of the 21st century! But then I speak as a Judeo-Christian, and eschatologically we are quite seeing the warm-up for the END! Come Lord Jesus!

    • Remember the 3rd and 4th blood moons, the final two of the four-blood-moon tetrad, occurs this year. Number three of four occurs on April 04, 2015 (Jewish Passover); four of four occurs on September 28, 2015 (Jewish Feast of Tabernacles / Feast of Booths). Each time a blood moon tetrad occurs, something major happens regarding the Jewish people.

      I agree Fr. Robert. Humanity will not see the end of the 21st century; at least before Christ returns to rule the earth, in person, for 1,000 years. I found a good prophecy summary with list of scriptures here: http://jesusplusnothing.com/prophecy.htm.

      • Hey Todd: Nice site, thanks! Indeed its all in the Holy Scripture! And yet Unbelievers will always see Christ however as, “A stone of stumbling And a rock of offense. They stumble, being disobedient to the word, to which they also were appointed.” (Isa. 8: 14 / 1 Peter 2: 8) As we see and note as the Gentile Apostasy abounds! (2 Tim. 3: 5 ; 4: 3-4)

        Amazing that Mr. Hawking quite states that humanity has a profound interior problem, but cannot see the fallen evil age? It’s a “spiritual” battle! (Eph. 6: 12)

      • Btw, the study of cosmology cannot but help lead us into the doctrine of God in His creation! (Rom. 1: 20)

      • | Btw, the study of cosmology cannot but help lead us into the doctrine of God in His creation! (Rom. 1: 20) |

        Yes, providing one openly and without prejudice follows where truth leads, even if the result negates familiar/comfortable premise.

      • Yes Amen Todd! Being able to change is simply part of being a Christian!

      • | Yes Amen Todd! Being able to change is simply part of being a Christian! |

        Too bad the vast majority of “Christians” don’t see it that way. They simply believe either what they are taught or what naturally fits their personal predisposition; no questions asked, no putting their beliefs on the shelf until scripture either proves or disproves their most closely held belief, no bowing prostrate before God and crying out, “LORD teach my mind and my heart what is True so that I may throw away these erroneous beliefs that contradict you.”

        Why, in the name of Christ, do we not learn from Jesus’ summary rebuke of the Pharisees and say, “Teach me LORD. Send your Holy Spirit to teach me what I need to know, what I need to believe; empower me to revile even these subtle beliefs of mine that contradict the TRUTH of YOU, the TRUTH of Your plan for me! I am your created human and you are my God. Teach me what YOU want me to believe.”

        Why? Because we don’t want to.

        We love the familiar and hate what is not. If TRUTH does not change your mind on a regular basis, God is not your God. Your god is the convenience of belief.

  2. And yes, I would love to be quite wrong! But, I just don’t think so?

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