Scantiest? Do you mean scientists?
And can't you see that this is also a sort of worship?
The universe is a created thing, and created by God. Just ask scientists.
I would sat actual scientists, because many of the frauds that pose as scientists today are darlings for media support, and what our leftist media wants is for another scientist to say there isn't a God. But to put it simply, you cannot there isn't a God without saying the word God (or similar). That's the equivalent of saying "there are no such things as ghosts" while standing in an old house and trembling. Who are you trying to convince?
But don't take my word for it.
Let's take apart Hawkings, with his own statements.
- Hawkings says "if the rules of nature are fixed, what room is there for God?" Okay I'll bite, so he's saying that because things like weather and gravity happen with predictable patterns, because you know all about them, then you know there isn't a God. But isn't it awfully arrogant to decide that? What are the underpinnings of gravity? Why should this force work the way it does? How does snow work? (Lemme put it this way, we are told water evaporates at its boiling point, yet at its freezing point we have snow clouds) But even if we were to know everything about the weather (including how to cloud seed), the fact remains that these are processes that happen on their own. That is, we do not have to ask scientists to bring us rain. Because water is designed to collect in clouds. This is a system that is created that says water vapor on this Earth behaves in this way, and because of this system, crops are able to grow. Other planets do not have water, or it is too hot or too cold for rain to do its job. Knowing about something does not disprove its creation.
-Next , they say that he's a champion of the Big Bang theory. Only one problem there. While in the Theory of Everything movie, Hawking pretends that he invented the Big Bang, the actual inventor was Lemaitre, a Catholic priest and scientist, who clearly based it off the theory that the universe is created (not eternal, as previous scientists thought). In other words, these same scientists are borrowing from the Bible then turning around and dismissing God
-Then he once again says that the combined rules of gravity, relativity, quantum physics and a few other laws could explain everything. Refer back to my statement about the weather. Just because you "know everything" doesn't mean you know there is no room for God. Nor does knowledge equal disproof of God. That's like saying, "we know exactly how plants grow and thus there is no need for pixies to tap them with their wands." Besides being oddly specific, how do we not know that pixies aren't invisibly guiding the processes of photosynthesis with those same wands? Again, knowledge does not equal disproof.
-He then says if you were to invoke God that would be more of a definition of processes anyway, and we'd be looking at a sort of deism where God did his work them stepped back and watched things on autopilot. Okay, first of all, I don't have a problem with deism, but I also think that's not as true as he thinks. The Earth has withstood many extinction level events, and while life died, the crisis was straightened out. For example, our waterways become polluted with plastic. Fish die. Their decaying corpses create a high salt salt and high acid environment. Plastic breaks down into digestible carbon solutions. Acid-loving bacteria eat the excess. All this happens naturally, so he would probably say that God didn't do anything. But I don't have a problem with things happening naturally. There was a crisis before, now it's straightened out. In a few generations, fish will be back to normal. We humans have no lasting power on this Earth. But if things were really just deism, how was it able to take care of such a problem like that? Almost as if it adjusted...
-He then concedes that God may have flipped the switch for proton-sized singularity and allowed it to pop (but then defaults to secular deism)
-Most of the rest (too many to nitpick every point) is dedicated to saying there was no time before the Big Bang. "We finally found something that doesn't have a cause, because there was no time for a cause to exist in." Yep, Hawking has won. Only he hasn't. Remember all those things he mentioned earlier? Gravity, relativity, quantum physics? Yes, uhhh. They all involve time. For a rock to fall requires seconds. So when you have a system that needs such physical forces, you have proven to everyone that Big Bang can only be explanable with the existence of a God.
Back to this assumption that "science will solve everything, and one dat we'll live forever." First of all, I wouldn't trust any cure science gave you. You'd either wind up having you bofy put in a robotic shell like the Daleks and Cybermen ( and thus no longer be human), or have your genes modified somehow (and no longer be human). The best and most natural approach would be simply to have regeneration procedure. Cells bounce back to youth. No need to dramatically alter the genes. But this does one of two things. It wears off, because there must be a kill switch to cell replication, and sooner or later, you are old again. Or cell replication continues. I once read a story about this man who had regeneration, and he was a mass of limbs by the end of it. More likely, though, what will kill you first, is that cancer cells behave this way. There is an inherent reason we die, our physical bodies aren't designed to last forever. Religion will solve your problem, by developing spiritual bodies. Science? Science has not cured the common cold.