Occam’s Razor – Hawking Style

I ran across this quote from Stephen Hawking. I find it amazing that a scientist of his caliber would use Occam’s Razor an excuse to exclude God from all possibilities for creation. It is rather like, if we can’t observe it, it must not exist. He then turns to extremely complex, 11 dimensional arrays with string theory and belching multiverses, which, by the way, also can not be observed. If we cut out all features which cannot be observed, he has no real theories at all. He is a brilliant man with a vivid imagination but not enough to imagine a very simple cause.

Stephen Hawking writes in A Brief History of Time:
We could still imagine that there is a set of laws that determines events completely for some supernatural being, who could observe the present state of the universe without disturbing it.  However, such models of the universe are not of much interest to us mortals.  It seems better to employ the principle known as Occam’s razor and cut out all the features of the theory that cannot be observed.”

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