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Did time exist before the Big Bang and the creation of the universe? [duplicate]

Does time stretch all the way back for infinity or was there a point when time appears to start in the universe? I remember reading long ago somewhere that according to one theory time began shortly ...
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Why do we theorize that the Big Bang created space? [duplicate]

I just asked this astronomy question about how far away the light is that would show us the beginning of time, the Big Bang. Some answers claim that the light I ask about doesn't exist, because "The ...
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Did space and time exist before the Big Bang? [duplicate]

I accept the Big Bang theory. What I can't understand is how there can be a where or when to the Big Bang if space time did not exist prior to it. Did space and time exist prior to the Big Bang?
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Did time begin with the big bang? [duplicate]

Did time begin from big bang? If not then what existed before big bang? If time had a beginning, then does it have a end, or pause because if time had a pause then we would not have known about it, ...
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Is this a great flaw in big bang theory? [duplicate]

Einstein said that, Time & Space cannot exists without one another. Big bang says, time didn't exist before the big bang. So the Primordial ball referred in the Big Bang theory didn't had any ...
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How did the big bang create space and time? [duplicate]

Does the big bang theory state that space and time originated after the bang? So, was the singularity was converted into the vast space plus time?
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What (if any) state did energy exist in prior to the big bang? [duplicate]

I am comfortable with the idea that 'pure energy' cannot be observed, only different forms in which it manifests. I can also understand that matter-antimatter interactions result in fundamental ...
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In Which Space Did the Big Bang Occur? [duplicate]

If our universe didn't exist before the big bang, the big bang can not have taken place in our universe, but in some external space. How does current physics explain this?
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Space-time infinite [duplicate]

My apologies if this is a duplicate question. I could not find it. Why do we think space-time itself started at the BB? Or to word it another way, could space-time have always existed infinitely in ...
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After the Big Bang Planck time [duplicate]

What happened before the Planck time in the big bang? I have seen a timeline for after the big bang but there is no description of what happened before the Planck time.
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What's a compact scientific answer to question “(Why there is) / (what is before) the Big Bang?” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Did spacetime start with the Big bang? on causality and The Big Bang Theory Before the Big Bang What's a compact scientific answer to question "(Why there is) / (what is ...
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What caused Big Bang to bang? [duplicate]

What made the big bang start in the first place? I don't see what could have caused it. What made it burst apart?
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Is it possible to dumb down the idea that “Time didn't exist until the big bang”? [duplicate]

So, I've asked questions before that have been met with "Time (and our laws of physics) didn't exist before the big bang" and other answers to that effect. This is massively confusing to me, for ...
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The passing of time [duplicate]

Did the passing of time come before everything else? As in, how long was there "nothing"? And if we can put a time on that, wouldn't time itself be something? And if so, is time the thing that "always ...
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Big-Bang theory / Lambda CDM model [duplicate]

Is there any evidence that the 'big-bang' was indeed the 'beginning'? or, is it basically an assumption, based on the fact that we have 'discovered' nothing else that fits the bill?

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