Erikson, that video if seen quite a few times. No doubt he was a smart man, but ultimately too much energy was focused on pursuing a vendetta. I think he could have done more for the scientific community if he actually used that energy, that anger to fuel his developing of scientific breakthoughs. But no, seems like he just rather bask in the attention that he got and the pride from being in the limelight and being 'right' all the time. Clearly evident in this video. Too bad.
BUt i say again atheists and self confessed scientist, how is it that you can expect to get something from nothing? The big bang for example, that essentially quashes the law of conservation of mass and energy? Please explain....
He wasn't even a scientist you idiot. He was a journalist and author.
And what he did is what every successful journalist or author aims to do, gain worldwide critical acclaim for his work.
So pretty sure the goal of authors and journalists is to be recognised for their work, which clearly he was. So he chanelled his energy and 'anger' if you will, into spreading the word of what he wrote about- athiesm.
Also check out the work of Laurence Krauss. It'll answer your question about something from nothing