Spontaneous Universe

“Science predicts that many different kinds of universe will be spontaneously created out of nothing. It is a matter of chance which we are in.”

(Via Hawking: Heaven a ‘fairy story’ for people ‘afraid of the dark’.)

This is a scary big idea for people to wrap their heads around. I’ll never be sure exactly which side of the religious fence I’m on but I can see why the idea of something more and a bigger purpose provides comfort to people.