to start, i agree with the BB theory as a "result" of the begining, the BB theory does not explain where the energy came from to cause the BB. what is requierd is a theory that predicts where the BB energy originated. the only part of the BB theory i do not agree with is that it created space, i think space has allways exsisted and the word NOTHING absolute nothing is meaningless. i argue that space is a physical thing and that our universe was created from space. for somthing to be created from space, space must have physical properties this is where my argument is weak but still plausable, from the greek we have the aether a substance once believed to fill all of space, quintessence the "fifth element" is another term for the aether and is postulated to exist in order to expllain the accelerating universe, modern physics ascribe the charicteristic parameters of permittivity and permeability to space, in the 1930 Paul Dirac proposed that the "vacuum" actually containes electro magnetic waves or zero point energy, if space had these properties befor the BB it is possible that they were instrumental in causing it. what came first the chicken or the egg? did space have properties before the BB? BTW can the electrical properties of space help to prove expantion? or was the BB the begining of everything?