Originally Posted By: Bryan
The only way we could have a universe that is:
a) infinitely old, and
b) has the current configuration of galaxies

is for the universe to be static.

I have no recollection of having said I thought the Universe was infinitely old, at least, not in our F of R.

Not without a time machine.
or access to the internet!

there is no equivalent english term (nor, IMO, is there likely to one in any language) for "preceding the emergence of time",

You're just tempting me to bring infinity back into the discussion.

Its more like that "nothing", in the way people tend to think of it, is a physical impossibility.

If "nothing" is an impossibility, does that not leave "something"?
There never was nothing.