Hi. My name is Lyle and I have some ideas floating around i want to share with you all. It started when I was thinking about the big bang. What caused it? I mean... events take place for a reason. Cause and effect. Based off of what very little I know, I figure the big bang probably happened when a huge amount of mass collected in one location. I can only assume that there have been many in the past and there will probably be many in the future when gravity pulls all that mass back together. This led me to another thought. Before our last big bang, whatever the most intelligent species were probably had access to more amazing technology then we can even fathom. They would probably be aware that a big bang was going to happen. Would it be possible for them to travel outside the blast radius of the big bang and form a civilization there? If the universe has been around for an infinite amount of time, than that means there have been many chances for something like this to happen. So I figure that if it is possible, it almost certainly has happened and probably more than once. Also, could it be possible that the universe is much much larger than we even suspect? Could there be many big bangs going on in many different locations? If so, what would happen if these big bang locations slowly got pulled together by gravity? Would there then be a series of many big bangs in one location? Anyways... This is just some of the stuff I was thinking about yesterday and I was wondering if any of this is even remotely possible. The idea of a greater civilization living around the outer edges of the universe is pretty awesome thought to me. I dont really know anything about physics so I thought Id ask you guys about it.