This is not a pro creationism question. I can see where people are coming from with it but there is so much that it doesn't cover or explain but it is treated like the holy grail of "where the universe comes from" ideas/theories. I have nothing against Dr. Hawking by any means but something about it just doesn't "feel" right. Every time I hear someone use it when beginning a statement about the universe it makes me cringe. Are there really no better ideas or explanations? The fact that we cannot truly conceptualize what caused the Big Bang makes me wonder why the "specialists" haven't sat back and said "Hmm... maybe we need to rethink this". I understand that we can measure the expansion of the universe and that everything is moving away from everything else. However, that doesn't mean that explosion caused it. I guess my main gripe about it is that when someone tries to start a new theory about the universe it is immediately called "scientific heresy" if it doesn't start with the Big Bang. Your thoughts?