Thursday, June 9, 2011

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My Thoughts On: The Debate Between Kirk Cameron And Stephen Hawking

I challenge thee, DEMON!

My brain is the pinnacle of human knowledge. I WILL DESTROY YOU.
       
        All right, so Kirk Cameron, the actor from "Growing Pains", decided to challenge the theoretical physycist Stephen Hawking, who declared that the belief that there is a heaven is scientifically impossible, and "a fairy story for people afraid of the dark". Kirk Cameron is a Christian Evangelist who founded his ministry in 2002, and he thinks that not believing in God is a bad "science".

        Cameron says: "Professor Hawking is heralded as 'the genius of Britain,' yet he believes in the scientific impossibility that nothing created everything and that life sprang from non-life," Cameron tells TMZ. "Why should anyone believe Mr. Hawking's writings if he cannot provide evidence for his unscientific belief that out of nothing, everything came?"

        "(Hawking) says he knows there is no heaven," Cameron explains. "John Lennon wasn't sure. He said to pretend there's no heaven. That's easy if you try. Then he said he hoped that someday we would join him. Such wishful thinking reveals John and Stephen's religious beliefs, not good science."

        So, as you can see, Cameron's really sure about his arguments. Hawking says that he never said God didn't exist, but that science doesn't need God to be there to explain the workings of the universe. You have to notice something here. Cameron calls science even a religion, but science is not there to explain philosophical issues, like religion's supposed to. Now, let's see some of Cameron's arguments.

        First of all, come on. Cameron's an actor who opened a ministry at some point in his life, and Hawking is out there looking for parallel universes. Now, there is absolutely no scientific evidence for the existence of a heaven, and I myself find the idea ridiculous. Why? Let me tell you. Where's the soul? Nothing runs through our veins but blood and antibodies, our organs are made of carbon mixed with a bunch of elements. No "soul". Also, how would the particles of our "soul" know how to find their way to heaven? It's not that well thought of. Also, to disprove Hawkins, Kirk Cameron quotes a song. What the hell? And with his thoughts that it's unscientific to believe that the universe came out of nothing, it's as unscientific to believe that the universe was created by an old man in seven days.

          So, there you have it. Everybody's entitled to their beliefs, yes, if you know why you believe. If you have something to argue for this topic, then argue in the comments.