Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking says that currently the afterlife is “a fairy tale for people afraid of the dark.”

But don’t worry he thinks science can create one.

“I think the brain is like a program in the mind, which is like a computer,” Hawking reportedly said last week. “So it’s theoretically possible to copy the brain on to a computer and so provide a form of life after death.”

Oh, he doesn’t think that science can do it now but he thinks you should have FAITH that they can get it done.