"There was never a Big Bang that produced something from nothing". If one can travel backward in time, around 13.8 billion years back, then they can see the Universe in a state of subatomic, like extremely hot and high-density ball.
"(I use a) Euclidean approach to quantum gravity to describe the beginning of the universe", Hawking said on the program about the Big Bang, which he believes happened almost 14 billion years ago, per USA Today.
He recently sat down with Neil Degrasse Tyson on his "Star Talk" show and it didn't take long for the talk to get really deep, down to the very origin of the universe but also what came before it.
Considering our universe has been expanding for billions of years, it's tough to accurately pinpoint why it was created, but Stephen Hawking has a theory and surprisingly it's not entirely dissimilar to religion-based faith. Adding more, he informed that, Theory of Relativity asserts space and time from continuum curved by the matter and energy in it and ordinary real time are replaced by imaginary time.
For Hawking, however, imaginary time "behaves like a fourth direction of space".
"In a Euclidian approach, the history of the universe in imaginary time is a four-dimensional curved surface like the surface of the Earth but with two more dimensions".
"The universe will evolve from the Big Bang, completely independently of what it was like before", Hawking said on his website.
Hawking stated that time was likely in a bent state, located in the nearly infinitely small quantum foam of the singularity before the big event occurred, noting that time was distorted, approaching closer to nothingness, but never becoming nothing.
Just like there is nothing beyond the South Pole, there is also nothing beyond the Big Bang, Hawking explained.
"Astronomer Hugh Ross explains recent scientific measurements of the universe that clearly point to its purposeful origin and development".
Well, the statements given by Hawking, look like a smooth argument in this matter.
According to Hawking, the laws of physics and time cease to function inside that tiny particle of heat and energy.