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Old September 10th 06, 05:35 PM posted to sci.astro.amateur,sci.astro,alt.astronomy,uk.sci.astronomy,sci.physics.relativity
Radium
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Hi:

What happened before the big bang?

Sadly, its a question that can't be answered, yet its so interesting.



Regards,

Radium

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Old September 10th 06, 05:41 PM posted to sci.astro.amateur,sci.astro,alt.astronomy,uk.sci.astronomy,sci.physics.relativity
Chris L Peterson
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On 10 Sep 2006 09:35:09 -0700, "Radium" wrote:

Hi:

What happened before the big bang?

Sadly, its a question that can't be answered, yet its so interesting.


Something like this question may be answerable. Time is a property of
our universe, and it began when the universe began, so the concept of
"before" isn't easily defined. However, if theory and experiment
ultimately support the existence of one or more hyperuniverses, then the
_cause_ of the Big Bang in that larger context could be understood, even
if "before" isn't exactly the right way of putting it.

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Old September 10th 06, 05:43 PM posted to sci.astro.amateur,sci.astro,alt.astronomy,uk.sci.astronomy,sci.physics.relativity
St. John Smythe
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Radium wrote:
What happened before the big bang?
Sadly, its a question that can't be answered...


....which of course won't keep it from being argued about endlessly on
Usenet.

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Old September 10th 06, 05:58 PM posted to sci.astro.amateur,sci.astro,alt.astronomy,uk.sci.astronomy,sci.physics.relativity
Phoon Hencman
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On 2006-09-10 12:35:09 -0400, "Radium" said:

Hi:

What happened before the big bang?



The big foreplay of coarse!


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Old September 10th 06, 06:18 PM posted to sci.astro.amateur,sci.astro,alt.astronomy,uk.sci.astronomy,sci.physics.relativity
Eugene Griessel
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Chris L Peterson wrote:

On 10 Sep 2006 09:35:09 -0700, "Radium" wrote:

Hi:

What happened before the big bang?

Sadly, its a question that can't be answered, yet its so interesting.


Something like this question may be answerable. Time is a property of
our universe, and it began when the universe began, so the concept of
"before" isn't easily defined. However, if theory and experiment
ultimately support the existence of one or more hyperuniverses, then the
_cause_ of the Big Bang in that larger context could be understood, even
if "before" isn't exactly the right way of putting it.


Doesn't one invoke the weak anthropic principle round about here?


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Old September 10th 06, 07:20 PM posted to sci.astro.amateur,sci.astro,alt.astronomy,uk.sci.astronomy,sci.physics.relativity
EDJO
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Hello, Radium!
You wrote on 10 Sep 2006 09:35:09 -0700:

R What happened before the big bang?
R Sadly, its a question that can't be answered, yet its so interesting.

Simple...:
Exactly the same what happened after the big bang. The only thing is: WE
cannot experience it. It's called: eternity...

R Regards,

With best regards, EDJO.


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Old September 10th 06, 07:35 PM posted to sci.astro.amateur,sci.astro,alt.astronomy,uk.sci.astronomy,sci.physics.relativity
Sco
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From the conservation of energy and matter, before the big bang there was
energy.


"Radium" wrote in message
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Hi:

What happened before the big bang?

Sadly, its a question that can't be answered, yet its so interesting.



Regards,

Radium



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Old September 10th 06, 07:58 PM posted to sci.astro.amateur,sci.astro,alt.astronomy,uk.sci.astronomy,sci.physics.relativity
Ahmed Ouahi, Architect
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So we do not know what the world was like back then
Either way it does not seem very conducive to life

But there must have been something that suited life
Otherwise we would not be here

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Best Regards!


"Radium" wrote in message
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Hi:

What happened before the big bang?

Sadly, its a question that can't be answered, yet its so interesting.



Regards,

Radium



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Old September 10th 06, 09:09 PM posted to sci.astro,sci.physics.relativity
Prai Jei
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Radium (or somebody else of the same name) wrote thusly in message
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Hi:

What happened before the big bang?

Sadly, its a question that can't be answered, yet its so interesting.


My own opinion on the subject was that at those times the electromagnetic
interaction had the opposite sign to what it has now. Like charges
attracted, opposite charges repelled.

Result: all the matter in the universe gathered together in one place, all
the antimatter gathered at the hyperspherical antipodes of that place.

Over the gigayears this homophilic EM interaction weakened, passed through
zero and out the other side. The moment of zero crossing was what we
conventionally refer to as the Big Bang. Since then we have the homophobic
EM force that we know today.

This theory explains inflation (an ever-strengthening EM force since the BB)
and the fact that there is only matter in our vicinity (we haven't met the
antimatter yet).
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Old September 10th 06, 09:19 PM posted to sci.astro.amateur,sci.astro,alt.astronomy,uk.sci.astronomy,sci.physics.relativity
Mark F.
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God said let there be light.
that is one option.


"Radium" wrote in message
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Hi:

What happened before the big bang?

Sadly, its a question that can't be answered, yet its so interesting.



Regards,

Radium



 




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