Hello ive been pondering lately about the big bang theory. so far as i know, mislead or not, that all the energy in the universe was derrived from a singularity in nothingness, then decided to at one point break loose and begin to form the universe. i guess my question would be what theoretically might have gone on before that? the only conclusion that i have come up with myself (which isnt directly conclusive to the question at hand) is that im thinking of time as linear, and shouldn't be thought of as beginning and ending, rather that it should be thought of as just a relative connection to objects to describe where they are. i guess the only sense to me right now is to think linear time (like a clock) is just human invention and its senseless to think of such extreme events based on human process.