Stephen Hawking has been fighting against Big Bang for most of his working life. It's no secret why. Big Bang is the atheist's worst nightmare. In a “Brief History of Time” Hawking states,
“So long as the universe had a beginning, we would suppose it had a creator (the cosmological argument). But if the universe is really completely self-contained, having no boundary or edge, it would have neither beginning nor end; it would simply be. What place, then, for a creator?”
To make such a scenario work, the atheist enters fantasy land. Again, Hawking, “Maybe what we call imaginary time is really more basic, and what we call real is just an idea that we invent to help us describe what we think the universe is like.”
No one really knows how Hawking justified imaginary time, nor does anyone know where his M-theory came from. The result is that Hawking says M-theory explains why we don't need God to explain our universe, and according to Hawking we don't need to account for M-theory either.
That's probably why Roger Penrose stated, “What is referred to as M-theory isn't even a theory, it's a collection of ideas, hopes and aspirations.” I'll say. The aspiration is to live in a universe without a Creator to which each and every one of us will one day be held accountable.
That fact is, there is no evidence that supports a material universe. Not a single one of the Atheist Origin of the Universe Mythologies are workable.
As mathematician Granvill Sewell explained, “It is interesting to see how those who for many years have criticized the creationists for inventing an agent external to our universe to account for the appearance of man, are now reduced to inventing other universes to explain our existence.”