Stephen Hawking was convinced there is not even a remote possibility of the existence of God, his last book revealed.

The late physicist’s — who died in March at age 76 — final book, Brief Answers to Big Questions, was published Tuesday and contains a passage that answers some of the biggest questions pertaining to the universe and its creation.

“I think the universe was spontaneously created out of nothing, according to the laws of science,” Hawking wrote in the book.”If you accept, as I do, that the laws of nature are fixed, then it doesn’t take long to ask: What role is there for God?”

Hawking was known for being a staunch supporter of the Big Bang Theory of creation — the belief that the universe started by exploding out of an entity tinier than an atom. Matter and energy came afterwards.


“If you like, you can say the laws are the work of God, but that is more a definition of God than a proof of his existence.”

Hawking — who was portrayed by Eddie Redmayne in the 2014 biopic film The Theory of Everything made clear that he did not intend to offend anyone who is religious.

The physicist added in his book that deep within black holes — fallen stars that are so dense no matter or radiation can escape them — the concept of time does not exist. Thus, Hawking notes, time could not have existed before the Big Bang.

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