1. What a f'in idiot, what a moron...
2. His questions are all easily answered within relatively straightforward accepted scientific theory...
However (and I was kinda hoping he'd be clever enough to throw this one out there...)
That "big-bang" thing... Who lit the fuse? Where's the "prime mover"? What started it all?
The obvious flaw in the "pure" scientific theory of the Big Bang is that scientists want a starting
point, but they don't want to concede that for there to be a moment at which everything started,
someone/something had to have started it. As accepted scientific law clearly states, and experimental
observation can easily demonstrate, an object at rest tends to remain at rest unless/until acted
upon by an outside force. If everything in the entire universe was compacted together in a single
space, what was the "outside force"?
My follow-up question is "what happened the day before the Big Bang?"
[If anyone's interested, I don't accept the BB as anything more than our farthest theoretical observation
of a rhythmic expansion/contraction of the space near us in a physically infinite existence. A compression
in The Great Cosmic Slinky...]
Your speculations are nullified as nullifiers by the fact that it is, indeed, called the Big Bang !!!Theory!!!; no proof necessary, as it isn't definitely definite. Also, I'd expect you to know they do have theories about that which caused the big bang.
You specifically stated that an object at rest stays at rest unless acted upon, or something like that, as a possible flaw of this theory. That is a law of physics - physics being laws of the universe - the universe being this thing in which we exist. I do not believe good scientists claim that anything notwithin this universe is necessarily affected by laws within this universe. And this universe was definitely created by something not within itself, since it possessed no self until the act of creation was acted.
To clarify something, space is everything that this universe is. The universe does have boundaries, the parts outside of which I would not call space, since there's nothing to prove that, and no one claims to be capable of proving what exists. If there were ever words created in any language to describe that which is not here and probably not anywhere, even as a concept, I would use them to tell you what caused this universe to be.
(Warning: the following may be seen as paradoxical)
I both agree and disagree. I believe the "beyond" you describe exists, if "exist" is the right word for something that
doesn't actually exist in any place. Space is infinite, but there is something that is not part of space. However, I
believe (and I think someone suggested that S. Hawking, whose mind I quite respect, believes likewise) that the
"big bang" was simply the point at which the relatively near portion of the physical universe reached one extreme
of an infinite compression wave, being squashed as tightly together as it could get, and began re-expanding. At
some point in time (really, in time), mutual gravitational attraction will reverse the current expanding tendency, and
it will begin to collapse upon itself again... and so it has been, and so it will be again... maybe never exactly the
same, but the general pattern repeats..... Didja ever play with a spirograph? Do they even still make 'em?
How 'bout a slinky?
Those two toys contain the secret of the physical universe....
Lastly, and now I'm just being nice, days are arbitrary measurements that roughly calculate the time taken for the earth to rotate around it's axis 360 degrees. Nothing happened the day before the Big Bang, because days did not exist then.
I'm not an expert on this subject. Please tell me I'm wrong.
Time and distance all being relative, I used the term "day" simply to refer to some amount of time prior to that "Bang" thing.
I don't really think the best scientific minds among humanity are competent to claim "expertise" here, so even if I did disagree
utterly with something you said, I wouldn't say you were wrong.