Typically when we conceptualize spontaneous particle emission from an isotope at rest, we generally view the emitted particle as having a trajectory that is determined randomly (to be clear this isn’t a statement about what particle trajectory we end up observing) In the wake of the discovery of Quantum Chromodynamics it seems more appropriate to say that the emission is the result of particle collisions in the nucleus where there was a collision with sufficient energy to emit a particle. While the trajectory may still appear random to the outside observer, we should acknowledge that the emission was really the result of complex internal particle dynamics. Since all particle dynamics occur along some energy spectrum, eventually one collision, while seemingly a remote possibility, would have enough energy to emit a particle that escapes along a trajectory reflecting the momentum of the internal parent collision (of quarks in this case).
This position would seem more consistent with discussions about Hawking radiation from black holes and the information paradox. While radiation from a black hole would theoretically appear to be thermal with a black body spectrum, it really reflects a very complex set of dynamics that is occurring at the surface of the black hole and reflects complex internal particle (or string) dynamics.
It would seem once we make this sort of conceptual leap about the universal nature of particle (or string) dynamics than we extend the logic all the way back to the Big Bang and say that our origin was really related to complex particle (or string) behavior of our initial singularity.
What would be the pitfalls or limitations (or possible strengths) of this logic, and how might it be improved?
P.S. with the respect to beta emission, this logic would seem to reinforce combination of strong and electroweak forces in the case of an isotope
P.P.S. with regards to time, under relativity we already accept that particles in motion with higher relative energy can have different local clock times, so in the early froth it would seem that it isn’t so much a question of “the birth of time” because time at that phase is highly localized and there could be in principle a whole spectrum of clock times...when we are at rest we simple experience the vacuum state time associated with our particular connected Big Bang collision outcome