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This is where theoretical physics and theology have an interesting meeting, something like T.S. Eliot noting that after all our wanderings, we return to where we started, and see the place for the first time.  Hawkins states the flip side of the Big Bang is the Big Implosion–a sort of matter / anti-matter cycle that takes a few years to repeat.  This is after all the stuff [or non-stuff] of eternity.  So here we are, at that interesting fulcrum point:  on one side something and on the other side nothing.  God for Hawkins is not a relevant factor.  For the rest of us, including a few brainy people like Thomas Aquinas, we are totally enraptured with the idea that God is at that fulcrum point–indeed is the point itself.