What happened before the Big Bang

First off, am not a physicist, cosmologist, astrophysicist or anything ist, well except atheist 😀 but because debates on this blog and elsewhere end up discussing the big bang and other serious science stuff that yours truly has just glossed over, I felt it is only fair that I share with you a vast repository of reference material that you can refer to.

Please tell me it helps, thank you 🙂

What happened before the big bang

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As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

17 thoughts on “What happened before the Big Bang

  1. john zande says:

    Great! I bookmarked it.


  2. melouisef says:

    Some scientists on a parallel universe will be able to tell you..


  3. According to the NFL hall of fame, nothing happened before the big bang.

    Personally I have two theories:

    1 – whatever space is, somewhere there is a large ocean of it. It was disturbed and as a drop of it was released from the cohesion of the ocean, the energy differential caused an explosive charge of energy to be released into the drop… it’s been expanding and dissapating ever since.

    2 – There is a bigger universe that is not unlike our own, just bigger. Due to the relativistic nature of time, we exist in the splatter of grease released from the working throes of the preparation of an English fry up. This universe should be dead somewhere about the time the eggs are done.


    • emmylgant says:

      I am thinking that option 2 is the most likely scenario. The elegant simplicity of your position on the matter has me convinced… So we are toast.


    • makagutu says:

      Did you mean the National Football League? I didn’t think they were astrophysicists!
      Option 2 seems plausible, we are toast in a matter of time. Though I hope I can come back after a billion years to see what human species will be extant at that time in the future or should it be history?


      • It is without doubt in my mind that one of the most interesting things to do ever would be to transported to another civilization, preferably one more civil than our own. That might be humans some million years in the future or perhaps an alien race a million light years from here. If life is for experiencing, I’d like to experience that.


  4. Mordanicus says:

    When I read Alan Guth’s book on inflation theory (IT) for the first time (at age 18), I realised that that IT is a bigger threat for theistic religions than evolution (ET). After all if our universe is part of a multiverse, which is possibly of infinite age, then the cosmological argument fails badly. Whereas ET leaves theists the possibility that god created the big bang and arranged the laws of nature in such manner that evolution could take place.

    However, since Guth claims that it would be possible to create a new universe in your basement, IT leaves us also with the possibility that yahweh was/is simply a mad scientist who created our universe in his mother’s basement.


    • makagutu says:

      There is some article I read that also should present a problem to the theist still on the BB cosmology and that is, if there is stellar collapse which doesn’t require a divine destroyer, then why would the BB require a divine maker and thus makes the KCA weak as a proof for theism.
      And I think I should read that book.


  5. Mordanicus says:

    A “theory” I find interesting from a philosophical point of view, is pandeism. According to this approach god has been transformed into the universe during the big bang and ceased to exist as god. This place the phrase “god is death” in a new light.


  6. I have just asked; “Are Big Bang”theorists aethiests? It states in the Bible that God created everything from nothing, are they out to explain God also?


    • makagutu says:

      Am not a physicist but I will hazard a guess they are most likely atheist or agnostic.
      As to your second question it is not very clear but just so I know, are you saying you believe the creation story in the first two books of genesis represent facts about the universe? And what is god? And which god?


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