Did anything exist before The Big Bang?
The problem science has with a pre big-bang Universe is that according to theequations of the theorists, a Universe could not have existed before such an event asit is the beginning of all things. Thus we find big-bang science getting close toreligious creationism in that it proposes an absolute starting point.This is where a poet and fiction writer has an advantage over scientists. Our minds can wander into the regions beyond time and space and consider that which is'unscientific' i.e. more or less everything.The most popular of the beginning of time theories proposes that before the big bang, which was actually more of a shwoooom than a BANG!!!, the whole universewas compressed into a pellet of matter the size of a mouse turd. More serious sciencewriters do not use the mouse turd analogy of course, they are more inclined to say a pellet of matter the size of a grain of sand or salt or in some extreme cases intosomething the size of a single atom. Now that is just silly, the entire universe,consisting of an estimated hundred billion galaxies each with up to a hundred billionsolar systems according to Compton's Online Encyclopaedia, could not possibly besqueezed so small an object. A mouse turd is much more realistic, not that reality hasa lot to do with the ravings of theoretical physicists.Sharper minded realists among you will have already asked the question, "butwhat was in all the space outside the mouse turd?"Many scientists try to evade this question. Press them though and they will patiently, as if talking to a dull witted child, try to explain that there was nothingoutside. The mouse turd was everything. Space was compressed into it along withthought, farts, all the solid stuff and gas and dust, water, cheese, potatoes, piss stainedmattresses, cars, Daniel O' Donnell records, scientists and everything. Time was inthere as well, all collapsed and bundled up. There was nothing scientific outside themouse turd. It's easy, your scientist friend will tell you, for those who are notscientists and have not had a scientific education to confuse nothingness with