What was before the universe?

Im just curious. 

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  • 8 months ago
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    Nobody can answer that question definitively.  We weren't there; any evidence was scattered and dissipated by the Big Bang and the subsequent expansion of the universe.  We have several cosmological models, but from what we can tell, all of those models "fall apart" (in a mathematical sense) as they get closer and closer to the moment of the Big Bang.  So, nobody knows.

    IF you take the most popular theories, then the answer is that the question itself has no meaning because TIME didn't start until the BB.  That is, if time itself does not exist then the word "before" has no meaning.  Which probably tells us that we don't fully understand time, either.

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  • goring
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    8 months ago

    The idea of universe is basically misconstrued. Universe means "All".

    The Biblical record of creation indicates "in the Beginning" this beginning refers to the physical  cosmos we live in.,and we have no idea when the beginning started.

    We live in an observable physical Universe which appear only as a tiny dot in our Creators Domain which is called " Heaven ".

  • 8 months ago

    Time is a property of the universe. There was no time before the big bang. The concept of Before makes no sense at that time.

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  • 8 months ago

    We have no way of knowing... for all intents and purposes, the space *and* time started at the same point - so, we'd have no way to express what came 'before'...

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Just a GIANT HOLE. 

    Until, about a zillion years later, the universe came floating along and set itself in there like something on Tetris.

    Source(s): That's my theory, and I'm stickin' to it!
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  • 8 months ago

    The question makes no sense. It's like asking what's north of the north pole or below the centre of the Earth.

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  • 8 months ago

    It would appear -- The Mother Universe .

    Or put another way , it appears to be turtles all the way down.

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  • 8 months ago

    Before the universe is nothingness, from this nothingness, then the first pure energy that can perform work being created and being ignited to be big bang, then came the universe.

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  • D g
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    We may never know

    because  time didnt exist so the rules that apply in our universe dont apply before it was made

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  • Jim
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    As they say, that's the million dollar question

    • Morgan8 months agoReport

      Its like so hard to think about

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