By the way, Hawking is wrong,
it really looks like particles move both backwards and forwards through what we call time -- he didn't think so, but thanks to CERN and other tech he might live long enough to have questions answered and theories refuted.
In a science "boom" people gotta tread softly or look like fools.
It's dangerous to say things in absolutes when a simple particle discovery proves your whole life's work wrong...
doesn;t mean the work was wasted at all. but the attitude must change or science is no better than religion.
Everyone has limits, even Einstein and Hawking.
Don't trust too much in the minds of men.