AN IDEA

The Big Bang did not create the universe. The universe existed before the big bang. But it was all in one place at one moment in time.

The Big Bang created distance both in space and time.

Perhaps gravity existed before the Big Bang and held everything together in one place and moment in time.

Perhaps gravity is working to bring space and time back to its state prior to the Big Bang and only incidentally draws particles together.

Perhaps gravity stops time breaking up into incohesive moments (particles of time). If it does then this could explain why gravity appears to us to be such a weak force. We are only taking into account its effect on matter and energy.

THEOLOGICAL IDEA

Perhaps the universe before the Big Bang was a thought in the mind of God that expanded into a fully fledged idea.

Perhaps the universe, composed of waves, is, in its entirety, a divine brainwave.

Comments

AN IDEA — 12 Comments

  1. Interesting! There is some experimental data emerging that demonstrates a gravitational effect on time. Hmmm…

    FWIW
    jimB

  2. You read it here first. By the way, how much does the Nobel Prize for Physic pay? I’ll send you a cut, of course, Jim. I believe strongly in sharing my good fortune although, so far, that has not been tested by actual good fortune 🙂

  3. There’s more than the Universe? Beyond thought.

    wv: abialla ?? God is a girl?

    Robin

  4. RE: “But it was all in one place at one moment in time.”

    OK so what was the place it was in? A universe?

    RE: “Perhaps gravity is working to bring space and time back to its state prior to the Big Bang and only incidentally draws particles together.”

    I think there’s a word for this – is is “entropy?”

  5. There are two main guesses. One is that there was no place because there was no distance. The other is that our universe (and maybe others) exist on eternal, infinite planes (branes).

    I may be wrong, but I think entropy is the opposite of bringing back together.

  6. I think that in our mortal lives, the language of the universe is, needs be, scientific, and all God-talk can only be metaphorical.

    But in the next (“larger”) life… 🙂

  7. Oh, MP: a metaphor is as “real” as anything else in this life. Quit picking fights where they’re not needed! [Save ’em for the b@st@rds!]

  8. If the metaphoric is real (and I don’t disagree with that idea) then the metaphoric is scientific. Anything that is real can potentially be studied by science. Anything that cannot potentially be studied by science is not real and therefore does not exist. I refuse to adopt a dualistic view of God that removes God from the material world.