reply to post by BSFC123
Hi there, thanks for your post, I am very much interested in that topic as well!
Here is how I see it. We can analyse the beginning of the universe up until about parts of a second after the big bang. Physicists can analyse the
background radiation and therefore calculate which elements formed when. It all started with helium and under pressure and heat over millions and
millions more and more elements formed.
I see it this way. We know that the big bang happened. There are more than enough visible and measurable facts that proof that.
Now, science has no answer what happened before the big bang, and it probably cannot ever answer that. Why? Because time itself as we know it started
back then, and science has no possibility to look beyond that.
BUT, there are a few things that we know definitely, some laws that at least seem to be stable and infinite in our universe.
1. Energy cannot be destroyed only converted into something else.
2. Newtons third law: For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
Those indicate to me that there is something bigger than the universe, that the universe is not the biggest element, but part of something bigger.
Meaning that the universe wasn´t created out of nothing but as part of a normal process.
Take cell division for example. From some points of view you could argue that new cells are created out of nothing, while the truth is that they were
part of an organism.
Take the forming and dying of stars, a supernova has quite a few similarities to the big bang.
So the whole concept of something shrinking into a single point and then violently exploding is not new to us. Suns do it all the time.
We know that all the energy that exists in this universe was created by / during the big bang. We know that energy doesn´t come out of nothing, ergo
someone / something / some process must be responsible for the big bang.
Now, what exactly IS repsonsible for the big bang? I am sorry, but I think we have about as much chance understanding that, than a dog has
understanding a combustion engine.
We assume that we are able to understand anything, yet we fail to grasp more than three dimensions for example. I think the whole ecosystem is far
more wonderful and complex than we can even begin to imagine.
Should we therefore stop looking for answers? Of course not. I just think that we may not have the intellect to fully understand, and that science
simply can´t answer the "before" question because it is simply not possible to cross time.
All we can do is guess, I guess