I'd like someone to poke some holes in this theory so that I can see what I might have missed in my mind. First this assumes a few things: A.) That dark energy, exotic matter, or some other form of anti-gravity exists B.) That the combined anti-gravity pull of all the anti-gravity in the universe is stronger than the combined gravitational pull of all the matter in the universe. C.) That four dimensional gravatational forces can get around the second law of thermodynamics D.) That gluons are weaker than the combined anti-gravitational pull of all the dark energy in the universe What I think is that this universe was not the first. In fact there could possibly be an infinite amount of universes before ours. To start out eliminate the notion of time as the fourth dimension. I don't think it is an actual dimension but if it is then it is not the fourth, at least in accordance to this theory. For the fourth dimension it is another dimension of space. So now the universe is a giant hypersphere. With this theory we will not start with the beginning but the middle. Imagine a hypothetical universe exactly like ours. Eventually the black holes will attract all the matter in the universe to there cores. Here is the big difference in my theory from others. I think that the cores of the black holes will eventually attract each other and from a universal core. Keep in mind that this would not happen all at once but at different intervals whenever a black hole accumulated enough gravatational force to attract another or join the core. So soon the matter in the core would have a great enough gravatational pull that it might possibly pull in the fabric of three dimensional spacetime (this is a part that I do not know about exactly). As the universe gets smaller the dark energy will get closer to the universal core. Finally when the dark energy reaches the core the combined strength of the anti-gravity is strong enough to send the matter out at great speeds and tear it apart into a quark soup (much like our theory of the big bang). Eventually the quarks would recombine into matter and the process would start all over. I have been playing with this for about three years. About from when I was eleven to now when I'm fourteen. Any thoughts about this would be appreciated.