Comment: With all due respect to Stephen Hawking, he's a flip-flopper!

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With all due respect to Stephen Hawking, he's a flip-flopper!

[Does Hawking support Romney?]

For Hawking to write something for profound as this:

"However, if we discover a complete theory, it should in time be understandable by everyone, not just by a few scientists. Then we shall all, philosophers, scientists and just ordinary people, be able to take part in the discussion of the question of why it is that we and the universe exist. If we find the answer to that, it would be the ultimate triumph of human reason -- for then we should know the mind of God. (p.193, A Brief History of Time)"

Then later to say:

Hawking: God did not create the universe
God did not create the universe and the “Big Bang” was an inevitable consequence of the laws of physics, the eminent British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking argues in a new book.
http://www.phenomenica.com/2010/09/hawking-god-did-not-creat...

What is the word to use for this ?