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rickgrimes
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What came before the big bang?
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Most physicists, he begins, agree on the big-bang theory, which says that 14 billion years ago the entire observable universe was “roughly a million billion billion times smaller than a single atom” and has been expanding ever since, to its current size of something like 100 billion galaxies.

Thereafter, theories diverge: There’s the “Two-Headed Time” school, which sees the BB as sort of a pothole in the long road of time, with the future pointing away from that moment in two opposing directions. In this theory, time moved in a way we would consider backward for billions of years — with the universe contracting all the while — until it shrank to subatomic size. Then the big bang occurred and time began to progress, and the universe expanded, in the way we see now.

The other theory posits that the universe materialized literally out of nothing. As Stephen Hawking puts it, in this theory the universe “would be neither created nor destroyed. It would just BE.” Physicists in this school point to a documented phenomenon known as quantum tunneling, in which very small particles appear in different places at the same time. This happens only to particles smaller than an atom. But since at the time of the big bang the entire universe was subatomic, the entire universe could have suddenly appeared where it had not been before.

Got that? There’s more. Lightman brings the theological implications of physics into his story. Noting that not all physicists are atheists, he recounts what Saint Augustine said when asked what God was doing before creating the universe. “Augustine replied,” he says, “that since God created time when He created the universe, there was no ‘before’.?”

Headache-inducing as the creation theories can be, Lightman and the quantum cosmologists believe it to be an appropriate and useful subject for study. On the other hand, as he wryly notes, “It all happened, whether we think about it or not.”

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The universe is so huge, it's incomprehensible to even imagine. We are all so insignificant in the large scheme of things, arguing about stupid shite like PP's interception against Bama, L7U, Johnny Manziel's fiance, Kate Upton's weight, PJ's curse, Elon Musk's government handouts, Larry's Leo's obsession with Danica Patrick etc.


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re: What came before the big bang?
The Brief Foreplay


LCA131
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re: What came before the big bang?
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What came before the big bang?


The Big Roofie?


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Jim Rockford
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re: What came before the big bang?
Wheel of Fortune in my timezone.


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TigerstuckinMS
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The Brief Foreplay

Followed by the Intense Disappointment and then the Nap Followed by Sandwich.


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Rouge
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re: What came before the big bang?
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What came before the big bang?
your mom?


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TigerGman
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re: What came before the big bang?
What came before God?


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RogerTheShrubber
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re: What came before the big bang?
The big Gang?


IceTiger
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The Brief Foreplay


F you Fr33, I came here to post that...aaaaarrrrgggghhh




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LCA131
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re: What came before the big bang?
Okay, okay. Knock it off you bunch of chuckleheads. I think that the OP was expecting some serious answers.

on topic....The Big Tailgate? God flipping a switch? Jules Verne? Gunsmoke?


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IceTiger
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We are all so insignificant in the large scheme of things


Speak for yourself


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kingbob
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What came before the big bang?


probably the big back massage
This post was edited on 11/18 at 5:43 pm


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Glorious
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re: What came before the big bang?
Young Sheldon


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shutterspeed
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re: What came before the big bang?
Death of the prior universe followed by creation of the current one.


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LSUTigersVCURams
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The other theory posits that the universe materialized literally out of nothing. As Stephen Hawking puts it, in this theory the universe “would be neither created nor destroyed. It would just BE.” 


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God said to Moses, “I am who I am.” And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel, ‘I am has sent me to you.’”



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momentoftruth87
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re: What came before the big bang?
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We are all so insignificant in the large scheme of things


I've always wondered what our (humans) true purpose is on this Earth. I think it is incredible what we are capable of in the short time humans have been around.

What will replace us and what happens after death? There has to be something right?


High C
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re: What came before the big bang?
The premature ejaculation


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Marco Esquandolas
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re: What came before the big bang?
Baby Jesus


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Darth_Vader
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re: What came before the big bang?
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 1:1


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