Stephen Hawking believes in the rational laws of science but not that there is an ultimate personal source for all this sophisticated math. He's one of the smartest humans alive, but he isn't as smart as a wiseman from the Ancient Near East who admitted that he hadn't been to the deepest parts of the starry heavens or figured out how to control tornadoes. In other words he humbly admitted he wasn't that smart to pontificate about ultimate mysteries. Science is supposed to stress the facts and nothing but the facts, and to determine these facts based on observation. Therefore when Hawking states that there is no God, he is not speaking as a scientist, but as a religionist or a philosopher--folks he doesn't favor that much. Agur, one of Solomon's contemporaries, was far more humble. He admitted he was as stupid as an animal when it came to these ultimate questions. He didn't pretend to have answers, but he asked two incredibly important questions, "What's the name of God and what is the name of His Son?" Hawking has lived long enough in Anglican England to know that there is a strong candidate in human history when it comes to whether or not God's Son has actually visited this planet. Check out Agur's words near the end of Proverbs, Chapter 30:1-7.