Like all creationists, Dawkins gets prosaic about nature’s beauty and the wonder of the natural world. But like his almost-namesake and philosophic mentor, the funny-voiced big thinker Stephen Hawking, he gets all the right pieces in place and then draws the wrong conclusion.
Hawking’s states that ‘the laws of physics, not the will of God, provide the real explanation as to how life on earth came into being… Universe can and will create itself from nothing.’ He says, ‘Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the universe exists, why we exist. It is not necessary to invoke God to light the blue touch paper and set the universe going.’
Silly fellow. It’s like he had a very complex watch, took it apart, examined the pieces, put them all together, got it ticking again and then said ‘darn stupidest boat I ever saw, doesn’t float’. He simple was unable to recognise what was in front of him. For people who are already a bit further than religious dogma, an infinite universe and spontaneous creation is precisely what is meant by God.