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Posted by Mario Dovalina on September 18, 2002 02:56:47 UTC

"Was there ever a beginning to our universe (Before the big bang, before the singularities)
where there was absolutally nothing? Nothing at all? If not, how is this possible?"

I think that some basic fundamental principles are neccesary for the universe to exist; that is, I doubt that there ever was a point where there literally was no substance whatsoever, be it in the form of matter, energy, or simply mathematical laws. It's not truly fair to say that the big bang was the beginning of time and the cosmos, it may have been a local incident, it may have been caused by a previous chain reaction. Similarly, the big bang could have been the beginning of physical reality and causality, but I would argue that the basic mathematical groundwork for the universe must always have existed (Harv's divine order) in order for physical existence to..... exist.

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