Sunday 1st December
How good of God to make the world;
How odd of God to start with light!
In recent years, through science unfurled,
It now appears that God was right.
Professor Stephen Hawking has written that the Universe is there "because it is"; but he sees no need for God. He also writes (paraphrased), that God would have very little to do (with creation) as the Universe can only be like it is. Neither professorial opinion is particularly "scientific".