Stephen Hawking - Asking Big Questions About The Universe
It's short, 10 minutes, and to my mind at least, very listenable, even though I know nothing about quantum theory. About 2 minutes in, he describes how "time behaves like another dimension of space." And then:
"This removes the distinction between time and space and means the laws of evolution can also determine the initial state."At 2:52 minutes in, he says, or at least I think I hear him say:
"The universe can spontaneously create itself out of nothing."And later:
"We think we have solved the mystery of creation."Huh.
(There's plenty of conversation about his talk on the site.)