Dr Andrei Linde - The fallacy of the 'big bang'
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… Although everyone calls it the Big Bang, many books caution us not to think of it as an explosion in the conventional sense. It was rather a vast sudden expansion … it may be that space and time had some other forms altogether before the Big Bang – forms too alien for us to imagine – and that the Big Bang represents some form of transition phase, where the universe went from a form we can't understand to one we almost can.
'These are very close to religious questions' Dr Andrei Linde a cosmologist at Stanford told the New York Times in 2001