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Posted by Paul Johanson on August 20, 2002 19:41:15 UTC

I'm glad there are no hard feelings. I just need a little clarification.

A few posts back I stated why, based on the information I understand to be correct, it is impossible to trace the Big Bang back to a point in space:

A) The universe is isotropic and homogenous and therefore all places in it have the same view of everything rushing away.

B) Space and time were created as a result of the blast and if you extrapolate back in time you arrive at an infinitely small speck of space surrounded by nothingness - not empty space with location...nothingness.

Now, assuming I have been deluded by crackpots such as Albert Einstein, Steven Weinberg, Stephen Hawking, P.J.E. Peebles, Erwin Hubble, Alan Guth, etc., it must be possible, as you say, to identify the place where the Big Bang occurred.

Surely someone, somewhere, has identified the spot by now and made the location known.

Where is it?

Paul

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