What was before the big bang?

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  1. potatoarms macrumors member

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    Hello

    What was before the big bang?

    How did something come from nothing?

    Thanks
    Potatoarms :)
     
  2. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Any answer is going to more philosophical than scientific. I don't think any one knows and its probable we won't ever know.

    Why are you asking?

    D
     
  3. Qoxiivi macrumors regular

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    The short answer is nobody knows. The only proposed solutions that anyone can currently (and I suspect will ever be able to) provide are either merely evidential inference or mathematical speculation.

    Nice question though.
     
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  5. Lacero macrumors 604

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    God created the universe. Duh!

    The very preposterous notion of something created from nothing is simply absurd! F the theory of the Big Bang! :mad:

    Got to have faith.

    Here's to the Crazy Ones [​IMG]
     
  6. someguy macrumors 68020

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    There was no Big Bang.

    God created Earth and the rest of the universe. :)
     
  7. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    Is it possible God employed the Big Bang to create the universe?
     
  8. Qoxiivi macrumors regular

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    I was told in a dream that a giant omnipotent turtle called Keith created everything so that's what I choose to believe. No one's been able to prove me wrong so I must be right...
     
  9. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    One source:

    In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
    And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

    :p
     
  10. mpw Guest

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    Probably a power surge and just before that 'his' property insurance probably expired!

    OR

    If it was anything like my HDD a grinding sound.
     
  11. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    Or maybe it's just me that exists in some imagined state, and I created all of you as a figment of my imagination, and thus none of you actually exist.
    :D
     
  12. Lacero macrumors 604

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    An alternative theory is that the Spaghetti Monster had a hand (or noodley appendage) in the creation of the universe, or at least in evolution.

    Pastafarians UNITE! :D

    [​IMG]

    Here's to the Crazy Ones [​IMG]
     
  13. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    So where do the meatballs fit in?

    Edit: Ah, I see. Are they perhaps the loins of the noodley God?
     
  14. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    Before the big bang there was another universe, and before that another.

    Turtles. Turtles all the way down.
     
  15. Qoxiivi macrumors regular

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    Bastard. If I'm only a figment of your imagination, you could have at least made me taller and more attractive ;)
     
  16. someguy macrumors 68020

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    No... or yes? Perhaps? ****, I don't know.
     
  17. mpw Guest

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    The big fuse?
     
  18. clayj macrumors 604

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    Ohhh-kay... time for this thread to get moved to the Place I Don't Talk About Anymore.
     
  19. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    Absolutely!
     
  20. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    But, it's been remarkably lighthearted
    :)
     
  21. jimN macrumors 6502a

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    Was it Hawkin who once said that the universe would finish expanding and then collapse in on itself leading to the big crunch - maybe a similar event preceded the big bang. However, i think that he changed his mind about this, you could always try reading one of his books.

    At any rate, an inability to explain something is not a reason to believe in some all powerful creator. I'm not too sure how a microwave works but that doesn't mean i think that water can be turned into wine at a whim.
     
  22. Lacero macrumors 604

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    Was that the reason for your extended absence? I think this thread is fine, why can't we have discussions on Big Bang without it getting all religious and crap?

    ps. Are you referring to Wasteland or the other forum?

    Here's to the Crazy Ones [​IMG]
     
  23. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    I think he's got issues he's still trying to work through after ODing on that other forum.It's okay, clayj, everything'll be okay
     
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    Unless you predetermine that a discussion about the theoretical origins of the Universe will preclude any mention of a Deity, the discussion will by definition become religious. I've already seen a few posts in this thread that fall under that definition, including one from you, Lacero. (And yes, I know that MANY of us are aware of your particular sense of wit/humor/sarcasm, but not all of us are.)

    And no, I was not referring to the Wasteland...

    And yes, I *am* being overly cautious here...
     

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