Posted: Jan 28, 2020 7:13 am
by Scott Mayers
from the article wrote:Hawking, in his brilliance, saw a way to end the interminable groping backward in time: He proposed that there’s no end, or beginning, at all. According to the record of the Vatican conference, the Cambridge physicist, then 39 and still able to speak with his own voice, told the crowd, “There ought to be something very special about the boundary conditions of the universe, and what can be more special than the condition that there is no boundary?”

I agree to Hawking but feel that his own reparations miss the point that the Big Bang itself is more likely wrong. If it is infinite, it reduces to the "Steady State" model on mere logical grounds.

[By the way, note that the meeting was at the Vatican. ?? What is that about if not suspect of religious affiliation to the Big Bang?]