Did the universe have a beginning?

Whereas this question hasn’t been conclusively answered, my speculation is that it didn’t and that if it will be answered, I will be vindicated.

Sean Caroll tackles the topic here

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

27 thoughts on “Did the universe have a beginning?

  1. john zande says:

    This particular universe might have had a sort of beginning (a fifth dimensional star collapsed in on itself and created a 4-dimensional space), but the optimal word here is “particular.”

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  2. Barry says:

    I’ve heard some interesting theories recently regarding black holes and multiverses. I emphasise heard because most of the explanation went over my head.

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  3. Yeah, what John said. Sean Caroll’s great btw.


  4. Semantics and scientific terms are important here. Cosmologists and astrophysicists do not equate our observable “universe” with the entirety of the “cosmos” (which may contain multiple universes and/or dimensions). From the perspective of science, our universe did in fact have a beginning – the so-called “big bang;” although, science does not yet know what triggered it nor whether the larger cosmos is finite, infinite, temporary, or perpetual.

    One scientific hypothesis suggests that our universe came into being as a result of interactions between two or more dimensional planes nearly 14 billion years ago.

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    • Many scientists, most of them named Jim, believe our universe sprung from Donald Trump’s hair.

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    • makagutu says:

      I think the biggest problem with cosmology is the failure by those in the field to clearly explain their concepts. Religionists hear a scientist say there could be a beginning to the universe, doesn’t wait for the rest and claims his holy book has been vndicated

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      • Yes, that’s true. Having been close to the scientific community for much of my life, the problem of communicating complex scientific concepts in simple terms to the general public has weighed heavily on their minds. It’s no easy task, and scientists freely admit they are not best suited to do it. Some have suggested science employ public relations firms like corporations do, but that costs money and academics aren’t the richest people in the world.

        Hopefully, my previous comment enlightened some readers of this blog on the essential difference between our known universe and the unknown cosmos.


  5. nannus says:

    I am not sure this is an important question, but it is an interesting one. Here is one idea I had about it, although I cannot say I believe in it (it is just a speculation): https://denkblasen.wordpress.com/2015/07/15/ripping-apart-the-vacuum/


  6. Peter says:

    In another part of the interview Sean Carroll comments on atheism. I am an unabashed fan of Sean Carroll:


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