I don't understand the theory as much as I would like to. Please pardon my non technical vocabulary and lack of thorough insight on the topic at hand. So...geez how do I put this into words...So everything imaginable in this universe was compressed, (superimposed?), into what is popularly said to be the size of an atom? Does that mean that all the energy, mass, etc was all compacted into this dense region? My main question here is does this include the fabric of space?? Or does the theory say that the material/energy expanded into pre-existing space that was already around the baby universe? Or was there a non existence of anything including physical dimensions beyond this compressed universe? Also, I read a few times where the author writes "..and after the universe was 30 seconds old" That bothers me how can you possibly have some stable experience of time when the physical universe is changing so drastically? AGAIN I am not a physicist so pardon my ignorance on the topic.