Originally Posted By: Rev
Bill, I assume that the "something" before the BB was the primordial ball


Assuming that what existed before the BB was a primordial ball is as much as guess as postulating that it was an undefined number of angels dancing on a pin.

It is generally accepted that time was created with the Universe, which St Augustine reasoned long before anyone suggested the BB. So suggesting that there was time before the BB is also a guess.

However, unless you believe in the ultimate "free lunch", which I suspect is a bit naive, there must always have been something.
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