British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking writes, "Because there is a law such as gravity, 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 we exist." (from the Grand Design)
"The 'god' that Stephen Hawking is trying to debunk is not the creator God of the Abrahamic faiths who really is the ultimate explanation for why there is something rather than nothing," said Denis Alexander. (from CNN)
Yes but maybe an even better response from Ship of Fools on Twitter:
Stephen Hawking in Ikea. Hawking: "This table easy to put together?" Assistant: "So easy it assembles itself." Boom boom.