The proof is in the pudding. There is no place for God in Stephen Hawking's universe. This is a place for hostile aliens.
Now to be fair to Stephen, the god to which he refers is a believed or conjectured power, intelligence or Mind that acts upon the universe from outside it. This is the projection of our own wish to be a power in and of ourself - and act upon life to suit our own private goals and meanings.
A science based on science is a justification of the mind of control in which certain presumptions and associated definitions are taken as apriori facts. The most fundamental of which is the presumption of separation from the Direct Awareness that Life Is - in order to experience and act out a separate identity. In religious terms, such a separation is the Refusal or denial of God - not as a belief denied - but as Life Itself denied.
In the symbol of the Garden of Eden - which represents pre-separation Innocence or Sanctity of Life, there is the role of tempter and the claiming of the power of judgement of good and evil as a desire to make our judgement real and create as God. Such a practice of intent and attention IS the desire to step outside of Life's Meaning - and experience All That Is - through one's own thought.
A private thought based reality is a derivative structure based ultimately on nothing - for never has a mind seperated from the Mind in which it's thought arises - and nor have thoughts ever left the mind that thinks them. It is fantasy.
It is true that the Isness or Mind - (that I may point to with the term "God" - is It-self a process of Awareness and the objects of awareness - but not as a duality - for all that God Is Is in All that God Extends or "Creates" as Living Thought.
Wholeness is forgotten in the embrace of partiality - and the experience that arises from the division and exclusion that judgement always enacts - is one of being excluded, abandoned, limited, and rendered identityless.
The attempt to surmout or compensate for such experience compounds it and makes it 'real'. The exploration and description and manipulation of such a 'reality' is merely the recycling of the mind that made it. A mentality that enacts a loveless attempt to 'understand' and therefore control Life.
In simplest terms, the mind has left the heart and has no direction - and so it seeks and makes for itself a sense of meaning within the terms that it dictates. Such is the blindness that filters out God from our current experience.
To listen to the heart - still the mind. You have not left the Mind of God - nor the Garden of sanctity. But you have introduced a way of using thought that is running counter to your true appreciation of Everything as It Is - and are experiencing as your thinking would have it be.
When science proves that love does not exist it denies and overlooks the Eternal Fact.
To discover the Living Universe - seek not outside yourself or you will become defined by your own definitions.
Love defines you as Its own - and not in terms that support or validate your fantasy of yourself. To rest the mind that thinks it thinks alone - is to discern the Living Oneness of which our words cannot speak - but it is of your truth and not of your making.
All abilities can be brought into alignment with awakened purpose - with serving the restoration to our awareness of the Love, Light and Truth that is its Inherent Nature. But to allow this shift - we have to release our command and control mind - and embody the faith and trust that only the awakened heart can shine.
All of us together create Stephen Hawkin's universe. But it is not a Living universe - but is Adam's sleep. A covering over of the Immediate Fact with fluctuating oppositional densities of apparent dualities. To take the bait is to become entranced and lost to a fascination with one's self-thinking.
At some point the structural integrity of the attempt to live out self-will as real - falls apart. Not from any act within the illusion but from the recognition of meaninglessness or illegitimacy of our own self-thought.
Conflicts of belief are played out - and experiences change according to what one believes. Yet truth is utterly beyond belief. It simply Is - as It Is - and is unedited and unchanged by any belief or experience arising from our belief.
Experience itself is not the proof of truth - unless it is the indivisible and undivided Wholeness of which nothing is added to - nothing taken away - and nothing interposed between.