"God may exist, but science can explain the universe without the need for a creator," Hawking told CNN's "Larry King Live" in an interview that aired Friday.
Hawking, 68, says in his book "The Grand Design" that, given the existence of gravity, the universe can and will create itself from nothing. "Spontaneous creation," he writes, is the reason why the universe and humanity exist.
"Gravity and quantum theory cause universes to be created spontaneously out of nothing," Hawking told Larry King.
12 September 2010
Yes, But What If Fg = G (m1*m2)/(d^2) IS God?
Stephen Hawking becomes an Episcopalian. Well, in spirit, anyway: