Steinhardt is one of the most interesting and influential figures in cosmology. He was one of the original architects of inflationary cosmology.
The evidence for a cosmic beginning is stronger than ever, as is the God hypothesis that it supports.
The philosophical stakes were just too enormous. Materialism could not accept so massive a confirmation of Genesis 1:1: “In the beginning…”
There is a lot of culture and philosophy built into the Big Bang theory as we understand it.
A correspondent asked me recently how we know the age of the universe. The answer is calculated from the inverse of the Hubble constant.