Stephen Hawkins is one of the most brilliant and famous scientists of this era. He is classified as a physicist. Hawkins was raised by a mother who was a Communist. He was an atheist since early youth, but had two close friends who had converted to Christianity. This led Hawkins to begin to thin king about the idea of God and man’s existence. He remained an atheist.
In 1962 he was diagnosed with ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Doctors predicted that he would only have two years to live. His girlfriend, who became his wife, helped him to cope with the adjustment and fight depression. The disease began to break down his neurological pathways, but did not affect his mind. His intellect remained in tact. He eventually became wheel chair restricted, lost the ability to verbally communicate, and control over his limbs and body functions.
Despite his physical restrictions, Hawkins was able to write many books covering areas in science of black holes, the quantum evaluation theories,
And other issues relative to cosmology, the existence of the universe.