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  1. #1 Does Stephen Hawking and other scientists believes in God? 
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    (Moved to scientific study of religion. jsaldea12)


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    Mentioning the name of a popular scientist does not make this a physics or even a natural science topic. Please, put it to philosophy or religion.


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    I believe Hawking has said he's an atheist but, like many atheists, he will use religious terms metaphorically as when, for instance, at the end of his famous book A Brief History of Time he spoke of knowing "the mind of God".
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    It's surprising that know one in the public seemed to realize Hawking was not religious. Anyways, the last poll of this section deals with scientists religious beliefs:

    http://people-press.org/report/?pageid=1549

    I got this from a post by inow there is more polls there:
    http://www.thescienceforum.com/Biolo...ous-22532t.php
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    Hawking has rather ambiguously used the word God a few times in his books. However, the word means whatever you want it to mean unless there's an attempt to define it. In Hawking's case he's probably using it in roughly the same kind of sense as Einstein did, as a metaphor for the wonder of the universe etc.
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