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Stephen Hawking on What Existed Before the Big Bang
07 March 2018, 07:32 | Clyde Nash
There was nothing before the Big Bang, says physicist Stephen Hawking at 'Star Talk' show on NGC
Scientists have been given much information and theories regarding the origin of the universe.
The Big Bang is the rapid expansion of matter from a state of extremely high density and temperature which according to current cosmological theories marked the origin of the universe.
The universe we know today is unexplainable, something that started off as a small, single-atom sized singularity13.8 billion years ago and has been expanding ever since. Since there is no concrete evidence about what was around "nothing" where nothing is actually something that was there before the Big Bang. If the Big Bang occurred due to the explosion of something then what was that and where that thing came from?
REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/FilesPhysicist Stephen Hawking sits on stage during an announcement of the Breakthrough Starshot initiative with investor Yuri Milner in New York April 12, 2016.
In this exclusive clip, Tyson asks Hawking your standard softball interview question: what was around before the big bang?
"Nothing was around before the big, big bang...according to Einstein's General Theory of Relativity, space and time together form a space-time continuum or manifold, which is not flat, but curved by the matter and energy in it".
Scientists still can't for sure determine what triggered The Big Bang and the beginning of the universe. Time is a "four-dimensional curved surface similar to the surface of the Earth, but with two dimensions".
"One can regard imaginary and real-time beginning at the South Pole".
"There is nothing south of the South Pole, so there was nothing around before the Big Bang", Hawkingsaid. Furthermore, we do mean it when we say brainteaser-Hawking's clarification incorporates this brilliant line: "Standard continuous is supplanted by fanciful time, which carries on like a fourth bearing of room". His theory lies upon the assumption that the universe has no boundaries, the Xinhua reported late on Sunday. This subatomic ball, known as a singularity, was not inside the Universe, it was the Universe.
Astrophysicist Hugh Ross of the Christian apologetics group Reasons to Believe has taken issue with the claim of notable British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking that nothing existed before the Big Bang.
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