I came upon this forum due to an article I read in Popular Mechanics entitled "Where time began" and a google search. I believe that the more you dwelve into detail the less you lose sight of the obvious. It never ceases to amaze me when scientists do all sorts of calculating, analysing, and formulating to lose all common sense and come up with the most dumbest of ideas. I know all of you out there are brilliant Eisteins but from a simple person here are some simple questions and ideas. Ok, riddle me this, If I look thru the HST to see THE "Big Bang", which direction do I look? I mean after all an explosion starts in one spot and tranverses outward. All elements from a "Big Bang would move outward but not all in the same direction. If there was a "Big Bang", then there would be galaxies, planets, and materials in one direction heading away from us and the same like in the opposite direction heading towards us all at diminishing speeds. We would also see the same moving perpendicular to own position. Beyond the point of origin we would see materials moving in an opposite direction. In order to understand what I'm saying here, picture each particle of an explosion in a 3 dimensional sphere from a point. With an ever changing universe of stars dying, materials and gases converging and stars being formed, how do we know this is the first time or the 1000th time. This is only a fraction of questions. Then there is the actual process of seeing this and saying you are lookin back in time. I believe when you look thru a telescope you are not seeing things in the past but merely as things are from a new point of origin. In essence, you are moving the HST or you or Earth somewhere within the point of visual light range. I understand that it takes light so long to travel from one point to another. But light also has so much energy. If this light-time travel theory is true, then in a few thousand years, all the light of the universe would be visible by the naked eye some night in the future. ( well, it really wouldn't be night with all that light) Not only that but tonight I should see a light source that wasn't there yesterday and the day after that and so on. Is there a time difference with light, yes. But only depending on where your origin is within the range of visible light and it's not that great of time change (universally speaking). The closer you look at a distant star or galaxy, the closer to real-time you are. I'm not ready to say that light or even audio travels are infinate. If they show me a picture from HST that shows the Earth with all it's continents in one mass, then I'll agree that HST can see into the past. Can HST show me an area of just gases and no stars and galaxies, where the spot of the BB started, and newly formed stuff sure. It's a simple exposion. But the beginning of time, the actual "Big Bang"? No.