I wondered whether, under the probabilistic interpretations of QM, the timing of the Big Bang (or perhaps any other historical event) is fundamentally as uncertain as (or: like) other (e.g., future) quantum-mechanical processes. That is, looking backwards, should one—if one insists on being pedantic about it—actually treat the Big Bang as a superposition of many "possible" (and interfering) Big Bangs?

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    $\begingroup$ I think it's quite tricky to mix QM and GR. $\endgroup$ – jinawee Dec 1 '13 at 20:34
  • $\begingroup$ @jinawee If you think it's tricky, you might focus on the "any other historical event" part. $\endgroup$ – Řídící Dec 1 '13 at 20:35

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