Re: For 3020
Have not read the book but looked up a review of it, among other things it says some readers find it 'easy to understand' while others find it 'impenetrable'
No where does it mention him twisting himself into a pretzel.
The review indicates it is a history of scientific knowledge starting with the Greeks who 'claimed nature works by laws not by the will of gods'.
So along time ago the Greeks realized there were no gods in charge.
I see Hawking apparently said the same thing that his understanding of how the universe came to be did not require a god to do it as the laws of nature explain how it came to be.
Looks like an interesting read. Will have to look that book up.
i see it became a number on best seller just days after it was published.