A Texas state consultant got here below hearth on social media Wednesday over a tweet about famed British physicist Stephen Hawking that some discovered insensitive.
Simply hours after Hawking died, Rep. Briscoe Cain, a Republican, tweeted: “Stephen Hawking now is aware of the reality about how the universe was really made. My condolences to his household.” Hawking died Wednesday at age 76.
The tweet was seen by some as mocking the world-renowned physicist’s lifelong work to search out the origins of the universe and the truth that he was an atheist.
“What a humiliation you might be. Trolling somebody on the time of their dying is an indication of weak spot irrespective of how you are feeling about them. You’re a jerk,” one consumer tweeted.
Some known as on his removing from the Texas Home.
“At a time like this, and I don’t care who it’s, and I’m positive they care much less who you might be, however mocking the deceased and his household reveals the smallness of your character. Be higher than that,” tweeted Rep. Alfonso “Poncho” Nevárez, D-Eagle Cross.
Hawking was identified for rejecting the reason of Creator – or God – created the universe.
“Spontaneous creation is the explanation there’s something relatively than nothing, why the universe exists, why we exist,” the physicist wrote in his guide, “The Grand Design.” “It isn’t essential to invoke God to mild the blue contact paper and set the universe going.”
“Earlier than we perceive science, it’s pure to consider that God created the universe. However now science presents a extra convincing clarification,” Hawking stated in an interview with Spanish publication El Mundo. “What I meant by ‘We’d know the thoughts of God’ is, we might know every part that God would know, if there have been a God, which there isn’t. I’m an atheist.”
However regardless of the overwhelming criticism, the lawmaker remained defiant and stood behind his remark.
“Whereas many see him as one of many biggest public intellectuals of the final century, and nobody disputes that he was sensible, the very fact stays that God exists,” Cain advised the American-Statesman. “My tweet was to indicate the gravity of the Gospel and what occurs once we die, specifically, that all of us will sooner or later meet the Creator of the universe head to head.
“Stephen Hawking was a vocal atheist, who advocated in opposition to and overtly mocked God,” Cain continued. “Hawking has stated, ‘[T]right here is not any god. Nobody created our universe, and nobody directs our destiny.’ And, elsewhere, `I’m an atheist.’”