I was contemplating the innards of an algorithm that I needed to write in order to try to simulate randomness in a computer programme. In that process, this chain of thought crossed my mind: Randomness can never be achieved, nor emanate from, any non-random source or system. Everything that is non-random is predetermined and predeterminable because time exists in the system in question. Time is the lens allowing otherwise "random" events (and universes) to become "tangible", "visible", "material". At the time of the Big Bang, it was not necessarily that nothing existed, but rather time did not exist, so the substantiation of whatever it was that did exist was not demonstrable. There was no formal framework (time) in which matter could manifest itself. At the moment just prior to the creation of a universe, time does not exist. This permits the effects of randomness to operate freely, removing the temporal constraint of multiple entities not being able to occupy the same place at the same instant. The absence of time permitted all the fundamental particles (or energy levels) to determine the same position in space simultaneously. This isoterminal situation generated an unscheduled fluctuation in what was essentially an empty space - a quantum fluctuation in nothing - representing an unsustainable spatial or material singularity requiring a quantum differentiation. The only expression for this differentiation would be via a minute temporal difference, which probabalistically managed to express itself to provide the framework for the demonstration of the underlying material condition, ie the stuff of the 'Big Bang'. When time was created there was only a small amount of it. It has continued to expand in parallel with its material payload. The more the universe expands, the more time is required to contain it. I just wondered what contributors might say to this conjecture.