Hello. It seems from what I’ve gathered on these forums since I’ve read and posted on here, it seems there are only a few possibilities of how the original singularity came to be, which caused the big bang. Those are: 1.) Oscillating universe – The universe goes through a natural cycle of expanding, then eventually retracting back into a singularity to cause another big bang. 2.) Possibly black holes – While this idea is far fetched, and most definitely has one of the least (if any) amounts of evidence, a black hole does form a singularity, which could possibly form its own type of big bang. 3.) Unknown as of yet or “Magically appearing” – I know this one will cause some anger, however it seems this is implied a lot, even on these forums. When most people talk about the big bang, most of the time there lacks an explanation of how or why the singularity appeared. Obviously we know VERY little about the singularity and its implication is due to lack of evidence, which in my opinion is a good reason why not to give a reason. So this explanation is a very good “neutral” standpoint on the subject, and a well respected choice. 4.) Universal creator – While I know that religion is prohibited on this forum, I will not give any religion at all any credit for this issue. However the truth is a lot of people strongly feel that this is a good reason (although I am neutral about this.) While I may take a neutral position on this, I feel that if one speaks of the big bang without explanation or reason, it lacks the same evidence needed that a universal creator requires, therefore should equally be a choice. So this leads to the point of the post. Which of these do you feel is the reason how our current universe began? Please do not bash anyone who feels differently, this is not a debate topic but a topic meant to give each one’s personal opinion. I personally feel that #1 is the answer. In my humble opinion, I don’t see the universe appearing from nothing, and the fact that almost everything in the universe has a cycle of breaking down, and reforming, I am going to say that the universe itself is a big cycle. Another explanation could be a combination of the choices above or if I left out a choice, please feel free to enlighten me and explain!! Thanks!!