The Beginning

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Quantum_Prodegy
Thinking about the following makes my head spin...I'd be interested to hear what other people have to say. This is not mean to be a religious topic, I just want to know what others think about these.........mysteries.


Was there a beginning, a specific point in time where everything started, prior to which there was nothing? (By the way...what is nothing?)


If there was a beginning...
How and why did it begin? Wait a minute, how did it begin if there was nothing before it? Does this mean that there is an end? whoa.... :bugeye: if there is an end, what is there afterwards? (and back to the nothing question we go)


If there wasn't a beginning...
WHAT? How can something not have a beginning?

Don't you just love these questions? They drive me insane :confused:
 

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Quantum_Prodegy said:
Thinking about the following makes my head spin...I'd be interested to hear what other people have to say. This is not mean to be a religious topic, I just want to know what others think about these.........mysteries.


Was there a beginning, a specific point in time where everything started, prior to which there was nothing? (By the way...what is nothing?)


If there was a beginning...
How and why did it begin? Wait a minute, how did it begin if there was nothing before it? Does this mean that there is an end? whoa.... :bugeye: if there is an end, what is there afterwards? (and back to the nothing question we go)


If there wasn't a beginning...
WHAT? How can something not have a beginning?

Don't you just love these questions? They drive me insane :confused:

This is just like pondering over the beginning of time.

How did matter come into existence? If it came spontaneously, then when did this happen? What was there before it? When did space come into existence? What was there before the existence of space? If there was nothing then why there was nothing?

These questions cannot be resolved, neither by God nor Man. They lead us to ad infinitum.

I think it's useless to think about it.
 
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I really don't believe in an all powerful being, but I would be interested to hear any other explanations.
 
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Sho'Nuff
sid_galt said:
I think it's useless to think about it.

I think not.....

Many interesting discussions can spring from trying, just don't expect ever to succeed and If you do, make sure to let me know.....
 
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Sho'Nuff
Quantum_Prodegy said:
Was there a beginning, a specific point in time where everything started, prior to which there was nothing? (By the way...what is nothing?)

If you consider time as the measure of change than this starting point in time becomes irrelevant, time will start when the universe starts and before this there is no time. If you'd like to read up on time I like this link :http://www.utm.edu/research/iep/t/time.htm

Quantum_Prodegy said:
If there was a beginning...
How and why did it begin? Wait a minute, how did it begin if there was nothing before it? :
I'm not a physics expert but I believe the casimir effect describes matter popping in and out of existence, try the physics boards for this :frown:
 
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before time began, there was no such thing as time, so u cant say when it began, because that would mean u were saying that time began within a time.

basically time didnt have what we know as a beginning.
 

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