I just saw Stephen Hawking's Did a creator create the Universe documentary on the discovery channel: http://curiosity.discovery.com/topic/space-exploration/did-god-create-universe-episode.htm This really is one of the best documentaries I have seen on creation event cosmology. Stephen says that a creator is not necessary at any stage of creation or even before the big bang. It is a zero sum game, positive energy in matter is balanced by negative energy in space itself. Also Time slows down to zero and actually begins at the big bang singularity (as I suspected and asked here) and this breaks the cause and effect cycle that I personally have never been able to get past. It means there was no time in which a creator could exist and no time for a creation to occur and the Universe was just a quantum size spontaneous creation event. Presumably such events cannot occur inside a Universe that has already began? I am not saying that I believe all of Stephen's interpretations, I need time to think, but I am grateful to find that someone is asking and answering the good questions that I have also asked here. In this documentary he doesnt mention the multiverse at all. It is hard to believe that this one universe event is the only one. I interpret it to mean that this Universe is not cause and effect connected in any way to any other universe in the multiverse that he mentioned in his recent book.