Deeming themselves wise, they became fools. Worshiping the creation more than the Creator.
If Hawking had proved what he claimed before he died, like every other atheist before and after him has, he would have won a Nobel Prize for solving one of the biggest mysteries and arguments mankind has ever known. But he did not get one, and neither did anyone else. So these 2 things will continue, and atheists will continue to claim what they cannot even prove.