posted on Dec, 29 2012 @ 07:56 PM
If you know (or have heard of M-Theory), which is one of the leading theories explaining what happened before the Big Bang, it attempts to answer this
In short (very short), M-Theory describes matter as not only miniscule strings of energy, but as membranes (or branes for short) of energy. I believe
these branes were so close together, that as described earlier, the casimir effect forced 2 branes to touch, transferring all the energy of each brane
into creating our Universe. The energy transfer was so large and hot, that it expanded (like when air heats, it expands) at an unbelievable speed.
Being so hot, the laws of physics as we know them were not yet in existence. As this energy field expanded, it cooled. Once it cooled to a certain
temperature, the beginning of the laws of physics we know came into existence, slowing the expansion to the speed of light.
The expansion and cooling continued over a vast time frame , to the point where it was cool enough for the field to condense into vibrating strings of
energy (like moist air condensing on a cold glass to form water droplets). Cooling further, these strings condensed into the particles we know as;
electrons, quarks, muons, etc... Cooling further, condenses into protons and neutrons. These particles then condense into helium atoms.
Larger and heavier atoms are created when the existing matter in the universe begins to clump together due to static electricity, heats up and ignites
into stars. This heat fuses the helium into larger more complex atoms, etc....