In a new interview with The Guardian, Stephen Hawking dismisses heaven. (Image from Imaginary Foundation's Cosmic High Roller t-shirt.)
So here we are. What should we do?"Stephen Hawking: 'There is no heaven; it's a fairy story'"
We should seek the greatest value of our action.
You had a health scare and spent time in hospital in 2009. What, if anything, do you fear about death?
I have lived with the prospect of an early death for the last 49 years. I'm not afraid of death, but I'm in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first. I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.