Rocket scientist and world-renowned unparalleled genius Kirk Cameron – just ask him, he will agree – challenged Stephen Hawking in an interview with TMZ regarding the answers to life, the universe, and everything.
“Professor Hawking is heralded as the ‘genius of Britain’,” said Cameron, “Yet he believes in the scientific impossibility that nothing created everything and that life sprang from non-life.”
While even a five-year-old has some glimmer of a clue how chemicals come together to create amino acids, Cameron seems to have missed that lesson, however Cameron continued, “[Hawking] says he knows there is no Heaven. John Lennon wasn’t sure. He said to pretend there’s no Heaven. That’s easy if you try. Then he said he hoped that someday we would join him.”
Clearly those of us who attempt to separate ‘fact’ from ‘belief’ are in error. Cameron added, “Such wishful thinking reveals John and Stephen’s religious beliefs, not good science.”
Cameron has a long history of insight into science that the rest of us do not possess. While filming Like Father, Like Son” in 1987, co-star Dudley Moore was suffering from a terminal degenerative brain disorder, progressive supranuclear palsy. Symptoms of the disease mimicked drunkeness and delusional episodes. Cameron credits one of these delusional episodes as God speaking to him through Moore.
The event played a pivotal moment in Cameron’s decision to convert to fundamental Christianity. Yes, talking to people of diminished mental capacity experiencing delusional episodes, for Cameron, is a scientific manifestation of God.
What a brilliant man.
Editor’s Note: A previous version of this article incorrectly cited the date of the comments made by Kirk Cameron to last week. The comments were in fact made in 2011. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.