A goofy thing usually happens when physicists try to combine the equations of general relativity with quantum mechanics. The mathematics of such a combination begins to spin out of control, yielding infinite answers.
Scientists hate it when infinities show up in their equations! Science only deals with finite measurements. While relativity theory and quantum physics work wonderfully on their own, they resist being combined. This is embarrassing since these two potent theories most certainly would have been happily “married” to each other at the beginning of creation.
Unfortunately, scientists cannot ignore this problem because the Big Bang theory describes this cosmic beginning as taking place within a teensy-weensy Singularity—the bedroom where these two theories would caress. But in this cosmic bedroom all the laws of nature simply break down. The laws of physics break down because science does not know what happens in the absence of time and space. A Singularity exists prior to the emergence of time and space.
So science cannot yet deliver a knockout punch to the idea that an Infinite God created the universe! Currently, physicists are placing their hopes on String or Membrane theory. Again, scientists hope that the final theory will deliver them a finite answer.
If one were to write a book attempting to unify science and theology (like I have) then a fertile area for thought is fathoming what was going on in the universe’s earliest, pre-geometric state.
In my book Proving God, I show how scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg boldly embraced the concept of infinity in all his thinking. In fact, from things learned in infinitesimal calculus, he was able to create a multileveled model of reality that allowed for discrete jumps into new trajectories and structures that raised powers to new principles of infinity—all the way to God.
While current multidimensional string theory keeps everything physical (which makes scientists happy), Swedenborg’s multilevel model straddled physical, mental and spiritual realms. The fruit of Swedenborg’s thinking is that it provides us with a causal link between the Infinite and the finite—which is essential to formulating a plausible theistic science.
Nobody in the history of human ideas has offered more rational ways to understand dynamical magnitudes operating in a realm abstracted from any relationships with time or space. These non-temporal and non-spatial laws and corresponding forces are at the heart of both the mysteries of faith and the mysteries of creation!