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Stephen Hawking’s Sleight of Hand

In his 2010 book, The Grand Design, Stephen W. Hawking deftly composes a sentence of staggering, perhaps unparalleled, sleight-of-hand proportions. “Because there is a law such as gravity,” he writes, “the Universe can and will create itself from nothing. Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the Universe exists, why […]

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