Space

In Theory: If the human race becomes extinct, will the concept of God exist elsewhere in the universe?

With predictions of ecological disaster on Earth, astrophysicist and author Stephen Hawking believes humans must begin to establish colonies elsewhere. At the Starmus science festival in Norway in June, Hawking brought new urgency to earlier statements that overpopulation, the potential for an asteroid impact and unchecked climate change are among the dangers that threaten the existence of humanity.

“Earth is under threat from so many areas that it is difficult for me to be positive,” the...

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