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Is cosmology really ‘a kind of religion for intelligent atheists’?

Crossing the Culture Rachel Helen Smith
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At the May Ball | photo: Focus features

This is what Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) claims in the recent film The Theory of Everything. The Oscar-tipped flick is based on the memoir of Hawking’s first wife, Jane Wilde. It tells of their marriage and the period during which Stephen develops motor neurone disease.