2018-04-05 10:45:00

Steven Hoking demonstrated the limits of scientific possibilities, Metropolitan Hilarion believes

Moscow, April 5, Interfax - Steven Hoking in his most popular book A brief history of time narrates the theories which do not contradict the idea of Godís existence, head of the Synodal Department for External Church Relations Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk believes.

On air The Church and the World TV program on Rossiya-24 channel the metropolitan said that the author of the book, which discloses views of the scientist on the "theory of the great explosion," mentioned God more than once.

"Hoking often turns to the theme of God, he asks the questions, but never gives the answer," the metropolitan said and cited the phrase from the book: "An expanding universe does not preclude a creator."

According to the Orthodox hierarch, Hoking demonstrates "an example of very honest scientist, who shows to what limits science can advance and what limits it can't step over."

Metropolitan Hilarion reminded other words of the late British physicist-theorist: "if we discover a complete theory, it would be the ultimate triumph of human reason for then we should know the mind of God."