I honestly love this thread, but I keep forgetting about it, including the topics I've started myself.
As I understand it, and I might well be wrong, there wasn't "nothing" before the big bang. All the matter and energy of the universe wasn't "created" in it, it was just all compressed into a single point, a singularity of all creation. The big bang merely spread it around. Where that stuff then came from, well, fuck if I know. I think there is some scientific theories, about dark matter and what not, but I find it to be pretty much an impossible question. The creation of the universe can't really make sense; Either something was created from nothing, or our perception of is wrong and it just always was. It's mind boggling, really. I don't think it's a matter of asking what was there before the big bang, but why that question doesn't make sense, because I don't think it does.
tonightscake wrote:Hey, just as an attempt to revive this thread, one "magical" concept is whether anything is real or if everything is just a creation of your own sub-conscious. Maybe your imagination is finding now an appropriate time for me to speak of this topic and all is just from "your" design.
That's basically solipsism. It is a valid question, and an interesting philosophical quandrum, because it is fact that you can never "prove" beyond a doubt that anything is real, that your senses don't lie to you, but it's not a very useful stance to take in the search for truth. I have lots evidence, although incomplete that you are real, that I did not imagine this, and none to the contrary, so until that evidence manifest, I'll just assume reality is real.