Não. A montanha estava lá muito antes de Louis Wu ter descoberto o Ringworld.
Punho de Deus foi criado por um asteróide do tamanho da lua colidindo com a superfície do Mundo dos Anéis, deformando-o e penetrando através da superfície do material em uma montanha que se estende para o espaço, acima da atmosfera.
Felizmente para os residentes do Ringworld, porque se não o fizesse, o ar teria sangrado do Ringworld devagar e com firmeza até que fosse incapaz de manter uma atmosfera regular.
Cite de Ringworld onde Louis Wu visualiza a formação de Punho de Deus:
He saw the, system of the Ringworld, sterile, tidily clean, empty of ramships, empty but for a G2 star and a daisy chain of shadow squares and the Ringworld.
He saw a foreign body passing near, too near. He watched its hyperbolic fall from interstellar space, and he saw its path interrupted—by the underside of the Ringworld. In his vision the foreign body was about the size of the Earth's Moon.
It must have been ionized plasma in the first seconds. A meteorite can be cooled by ablation, by the boiling away of its own skin. But here the vaporized gas could not expand; it had forced its way into a deforming pocket of the Ringworld floor. The landscape had deformed upward, its carefully planned ecology and rainfall patterns shot to hell over a region greater than the surface of the Earth. All that desert ... and Fist-of-God itself, raised a full thousand miles upward before the incredibly tough Ring floor ripped to let the fireball through.
Fist-Of-God? Tanj, yes! Watching from a Ringworld prison cell, Louis Wu had seen it clear in his mind's eye. It must have been visible clear to both rims: a ball of hellfire the size of the Earth's Moon ripping up through the floor of the Ringworld like a strong man's fist through a cardboard box.
The natives could be thankful that the Ring floor had deformed as much as it did. The hole was easily big enough to let all the air out of the Ringworld; but it was a thousand miles too high ...
A escala do Ringworld foi fantástica. Confira esta simulação de computador do Ringworld.