Originally Posted by jdstock76
I still can't wrap my head around the fact that there could actually be a "big bang". An actual start to the universe. Let for a second say there was a "big bang", what was there before it? Empty space? All matter had to come from some where. Time never existing and starting with the "big bang"? Seems like most of these theories solidify certain religious beliefs. Not trying to get that conversation started btw. Just an observation. Why is it so hard to believe that the universe was just here, that what we see is just expansion and contraction of the universe. Why did it have to start from nothingness?
The Big Bang Theory is just a that, a theory or explanation that scientists use to *try* to explain the beginning of the universe since they otherwise can not explain what happened using our senses and because we were not there it witness it. It is not a fact.
Also time is a man made concept, it does not actually exist. It is just a man made tool to measure the impermanence in everything and changing.
In reality, everything is created by your mind and is an illusion (quantum physics confirms this).