In a disappointingly short, exclusive interview, physicist Stephen Hawking tells The Guardian,
"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."
Not surprisingly, Hawking is like most modern scientists; an atheist. He is on record - in his book The Grand Design - as saying,
"Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the universe exists, why we exist. It is not necessary to invoke God to light the blue touch paper and set the universe going."
I've written on this before. If, as atheists believe, we are simply the product of chemistry and the laws of physics without need of a Creator, then the notions of right and wrong, morality and immorality are stood on their proverbial heads.
In a documentary that explains this view better than I can, Mike Adams (the Health Ranger) exposes the false philosophy underpinning most of modern science and by extension, atheism.
This link to naturalnews.tv will take you to part one of the documentary, The God Within. As I write this, part two has yet to come online. I will post the link to part two when it becomes available.