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Big Bang and the singularity

  1. Mar 24, 2015 #1
    If the Big Bang created space time, what did the singularity of the Big Bang "rest" on?
     
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  3. Mar 24, 2015 #2

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    The "singularity" is just the place where out math model breaks down. It is not a physical place/thing. The Big Bang Theory is silent about what happened earlier than one Plank Time after the singularity, it just described what happened SINCE one Plank Time.
     
  4. Mar 24, 2015 #3
    I'm sorry I worded that incorrectly.
     
  5. Mar 24, 2015 #4

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    Well, if I did not answer your question, then re-ask it with different wording.
     
  6. Mar 24, 2015 #5
    What did the mass that made the Big Bang rest on if their wasn't the fabric of space time?
     
  7. Mar 24, 2015 #6
    I'm sorry I have trouble expressing what's in my mind with words sometimes.
     
  8. Mar 24, 2015 #7

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    Unknown. We have no reliable/testable theory as to anything prior to one Plank Time. There are theories, including that space-time was created at the singularity, that space-time has always existed, that there are multiple universes, take your pick. Since none of them are supported by any evidence, I personally am just agnostic about the whole thing.
     
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