Ahoy. Two things ought to be known prior to your reading my terrible post: 1. This is my first post. 2. I don't know very much about this whole business (though time and passion suggests I should) Considering its my first post, let's start at the beginning: Now, I've been reading a whole bunch about all this inflation/Big Bang business, and I've failed to grasp the fundamentals, despite finishing multiple books on the topic, and researching it for years (which suggests a retention issue, perhaps, but I digress) --- Did space expand/explode outward from a single point, and with a boundary - like a beachball? Or did it pop in at infinite places all at once - like infinite people lighting matches in an infinite room of flammable gas? (Insert other options here). Help, and thanks for it.