Forgive me but I am not an academic but I have an enormous curiosity and am more or less teaching myself. I stumbled upon this site totally by accident and have relished the information here - especially the things I can almost comprehend.
If I understand correctly, shortly after the moment of the Big Bang, matter is scattered smoothly through the expanding universe.
I recall a simple science experience regarding a "Super Solution" where we made tea with boiling water dissolving as much sugar as possible into the brew. After allowing to cool very slowly, we touched the surface with a toothpick and crystal sugar fell out of solution.
So here is my question: Would this moment in universal time be essentially a "Super Solution". It just seems to me that whenever that "toothpick" caused the first star to collapse, the concussion would cause a staggering chain reaction throughout the universe? I could see that many of these first stars could even sublimate from collapsing gas to enormous black holes and fairly complete primordial galaxies.