What was before the universe?

Im just curious. 

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  • 1 month 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.

  • goring
    Lv 6
    1 month 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 ".

  • 1 month 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.

  • 1 month 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
    1 month 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!
  • 1 month ago

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

  • 1 month ago

    It would appear -- The Mother Universe .

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

  • 1 month 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.

  • D g
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    We may never know

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

  • 1 month ago

    As they say, that's the million dollar question

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