From You are Here, a Portable History of the Universe. (Yes, yes.. i'm still on this book).
Makes me wonder.. if it's related to what is mentioned in the Quran.
"Allah is the Protecting Friend of those who believe. He bringeth them out of darkness into the light..." Al Quran, Al Baqarah 2:257
I know it can be a metaphor.. but it COULD also be literal. Allah's knowledge is infinite, and our understanding is so limited.
"One day the Earth will be changed to a different Earth, and so will be the Heavens, and (men) will be marshalled forth, before Allah, the One, the Irresistible." Al Quran, Ibrahim 14:48
"The Day that We roll up the heavens like a scroll rolled up for books - even as We produced the first Creation, so shall We produce a new one : a promise We hae undertaken : truly shall We fulfil it." Al Quran, Anbiyaa 21:104
Isn't it such a wonder? Subhanallah.
Note : This is no scientific conjecture or some kind of proof - this is just my own personal humble thoughts - a neurotic thought.