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Re: At The Beginning

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Posted by Joe Postma/">Joe Postma on January 13, 1998 17:33:46 UTC

: : I am trying to understand something. At the beginning : : right before the big bang, why did that point of : : singularity not cause a blackhole? The matter was dense : : enough, to warp the space around it. Where can I find : : more theories on this?

Well, first of all it must be understood that there was no space around the primordial atom to be warped. Space (including time) was created by the Big Bang. Space did not exist before the Big Bang, there was just nothing. This nothingness would have a feild energy value of zero-most of the time. Sometimes though, areas of this feild would aquire a real value, due to the Uncertainty Principle. (The areas that I talk of are nothing like the areas that we comprehend of as humans, they are simply beyond our comprehension.) It is possible, given an infinite amount of nothingness, that one of these areas would aquire an energy density large enough (about 10Kg packed into the volume of a proton) that would trigger the effects of of what we call Grand Unification energies and result with the Big Bang. Due to the energies and forces that are created at the level of Grand Unification (G U is the theory that unites elctomagnetism, and the weak and strong nuclear forces into a single equation) all the matter and energy that we see today was able to be produced. Okay now that's just a very quick overveiw of the whole process, probably too quick. I suggest a trip to your local library. Look for such books as Superforce by Paul Davies, The Inflationary Universe by Alan Guth, A Breif History of Time by Stephen Hawking (preferably the new illustrated version), and anything else that you can get your hands on. Good luck!!

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