Have just watched an old documentary called "The creation of The Universe" by Timothy Ferris, dating back to 1985. Towards the end it mentions a theory called "vacuum genesis" which is composed of familiar elements but that I had never heard in such a framework. It explains the cause of the big bang as a breakdown of the initial symmetry presents at unification temperatures and seems rather ellegant to me. Surprisingly, a google of the therm braught back very little, hence this post. Has this been discarded ? Is it part of the current theoretical framework without its original apellation of " vacuum genesis" ? I have found the text itself rather elegant. Here's a transcript: Any thoughts on this from our more knowledgable members ?