(Express) There is no God, according to the late physicist Stephen Hawking’s final damning assessment of the afterlife. The famous theoretical physicist died in March this year at the age of 76 but left behind some truly astonishing predictions in his final book which has just been released. One of his bold predictions in his book titled Brief Answers To The Big Questions was that God does not exist. He described his claim there is no afterlife or higher power as a “profound realization”. Professor Hawking wrote in the

newly-published book: “We are free to believe what we want, and it’s my view that the simplest explanation is that there is no God. “No one created the universe and no one directs our fate. “This leads me to a profound realization: there is probably no heaven and afterlife either. “I think belief in the afterlife is just wishful thinking. “There is no reliable evidence for it, and it flies in the face of everything we know in science. I think that when we die we return to dust. READ MORE