The Discovery Channel has a new show called Curiosity. It is going to cover numerous topics throughout its run.
The first episode premiered last night, and it was specifically about "Did God create the universe?"
There were two conclusions that Dr. Hawking came to:
1. The spontaneous creation of the universe, can be explained without the need of a Creator.
2. There is no God.
As an Atheist, this may surprise some, though I agree with #1, I disagree with #2. Let me explain.
I, of course, do not think there's a God, and #1 is basically accepted throughout the science community. However, I disagree that he PROVED there was no God. In fact, I find that conclusion and the "evidence" behind it, to be a leap in logic and counter to the scientific method. I'll go even further and say in reaching #2, Dr. Hawking has made the same mistake that others make when they argue against evolution, or psychiatric drugs, or the age of the Earth....and that is essentially, he's left with an open ended question, and uses that question as proof of his belief/hypothesis.
I encourage believers and non-believers to watch the episode which will be re-aired a few times throughout the week.