Stephen Hawking Explains Creation, Big Bang Sans God Enter: the black hole. The black hole, which floats in space, is a star so massive that it has collapsed in on itself. Nothing, including light, can escape its gravity. "Its gravitational field is so powerful it doesn't only warp and distort light but also time," he explained. Time, thus, doesn't exist in the black hole. Using this as the final key to revealing how the universe created itself, Hawking explained that if you travel back in time toward the moment of the big bang, the universe gets smaller until it comes to a point where the whole universe is in a space so small that it is "in effect a single infinitesimally small, infinitesimally dense black hole." He concluded, "You can't get to a time before the big bang because there was no before the big bang. We have finally found something that doesn't have a cause because there was no time for a cause to exist in. For me, this means there is no possibility of a Creator because there is no time for a Creator to have existed." ---------------------------------------- You gotta love the fact science was put into the Christian "entertainment" section.