Stephen Hawking's Grand Design

Did God Create The Universe?

Series 1 - Episode 3 Did God Create The Universe?



“I recently published a book that asked if God created the universe. It caused something of a stir.” Stephen Hawking’s sardonic understatement paves the way for the final question of the series – did God create the universe? He starts by explaining how Vikings made sense of natural phenomena like solar eclipses by pointing to supernatural beings who could eat the Sun. Science has now made what was once terrifying understandable. Should we not aim to make the origins of the universe understandable, too?


The physicist explores the earliest moments of existence, and investigates whether intelligence was involved in the creation of the universe.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Stephen Hawking