Friday, September 3, 2010

"The Grand Design"

By Eric Von Salzen

I’m looking forward to reading Stephen Hawking’s new book , in which he argues that we do not need to believe in God to explain the existence of the universe. Instead, we are to believe in “M-theory”, which involves 11 space-time dimensions, “vibrating strings, ... point particles, two-dimensional membranes, three-dimensional blobs and other objects that are more difficult to picture and occupy even more dimensions of space.” Boy, that’s a relief! Just good old common sense, and none of that religious mumbo-jumbo!


  1. According to M-theory (if I remember the Discovery Channel documentary correctly) the Big Bang which caused our universe was the result of a collision between two other parallel universes (or something to that effect). Which of course begs the huge question of what caused the ur-Big Bang that started the whole chain reaction. Cosmology apparently requires as many leaps of faith as Chalcedonian Christology.