I read a transcript from an Lecture given in 1994
It is here, through google cach (website is down for some reason)
First and foremost I wish to point out I am not discussing a Theist/Religious type of God in the concept many here think of when they hear the word "God"
God, is another name for creator of the Universe, which is separate from a Human Creator. What is being discussed is the creation of the singularity.
Two quotes from this article I would like to point out
He is a Christian creationist. He beliefs in the Big bang, but that the individual who orchestrated the big bang also created humans.Hugh Ross, an astrophysicist, has written very persuasively on this topic. He again brings us into the philosophical implications. Ross says that, by definition,
Time is that dimension in which cause and effect phenomena take place. . . . If time's beginning is concurrent with the beginning of the universe, as the space-time theorem says, then the cause of the universe must be some entity operating in a time dimension completely independent of and pre-existent to the time dimension of the cosmos. This conclusion is powerfully important to our understanding of who God is and who or what God isn't. It tells us that the creator is transcendent, operating beyond the dimensional limits of the universe. It tells us that God is not the universe itself, nor is God contained within the universe.
The second is
This is from Leon Lederman Author of the "God Particle" and Nobel Prize winner, it is the only time he mentions god in his book, he is an atheist.In the very beginning, there was a void, a curious form of vacuum, a nothingness containing no space, no time, no matter, no light, no sound. Yet the laws of nature were in place and this curious vacuum held potential. A story logically begins at the beginning, but this story is about the universe and unfortunately there are no data for the very beginnings--none, zero. We don't know anything about the universe until it reaches the mature age of a billion of a trillionth of a second. That is, some very short time after creation in the big bang. When you read or hear anything about the birth of the universe, someone is making it up--we are in the realm of philosophy. Only God knows what happened at the very beginning.
With that foundation laid. The discussion centers around Point, or time zero and the creation of matter/energy. This conversation transcends even the "multiple universe" theory since the basic concept is the same, at some point we had an absolute point zero. It might be 1000 billion to the power of 1000 billion years ago, but we had a point zero. So for simplicity sake we will assume Time 0 of our universe as "point Zero" and the point where matter/energy was created.
So the question is really directed to Atheists and Deists. Since I personally feel Deism is very close to Atheism as far as central arguments go, especially if you subscribe to such things as Existentialist Deism.
So the question is, is it possible that due to time Zero being more or less impossible to answer. That since we have no laws for time zero, no insight into time zero, no evidence for or against what happened in time zero, is it possible for a "God" to have created what we call matter/energy. By God I mean an individual, or an entity if you will who created or started the process of what we describe as the universe. This entity does not necessarily have anything to do with humans, but this entity did start the process somehow of creating matter, energy, ect.
One last quote
Stephen Hawking has said, in his writings, "the actual point of creation lies outside the scope of presently known laws of physics," and a less well-known but very distinguished cosmologist, Professor Alan Guth from MIT, says the "instant of creation remains unexplained."