The father of black holes stated plainly in last night's recent episode, "Did the universe begin by divine intervention? Not necessarily." His narrative went on to discuss why our universe supports life. Basically, he proposed there were countless numbers of universes possible. Some may be based on silicon lifeforms, others may have no gravity and therefore no life exists, still others may have no means of hydrogen fusion and also result in a lifeless void. Our universe has evolved to support life because the odds of life occuring here were better than somewhere else. No Gods, no magic....4 billion years of cosmological forces.
Thank you Dr. Hawking.... thank you....
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