Creation: A Time With No Time

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Perhaps the greatest question in any culture/race is, "Where do we come from?" and "What is our fate?" In every part of our daily lives, there is time. It is, for the most part, impossible to imagine its absence from existance. In the beginning there was no time. In the way we understand it, anyway. "When did the clock start ticking?" Well, the universe is about 13.7- billion years old. The creation must've been very fast, violent, and beyond comprehendable. The Big Bang! The birth of our universe was caused by a mere sub-atomic particle, smaller than an atom, exploding. "Why?" - That question, with our modern science/technology, is impossible to answer. This event took the smallest fraction of a second.

Shortly after The Big Bang there was a conflict. This conflict was between matter and antimatter. When matter and antimatter make contact, one/both of them are obliterated. Essentially, this conflict ended one-millionth of a second after the universe began.

Somewhere along the line, there was an imperfection. matter began to out-number antimatter and matter had won the battle, obviously. So, our universe, from The Big Bang, continues to expand outward. From what I know, gravity holds things together, causing them to stay in place. So, if all of this matter is expanding away from itself, gravity is having less of an affect and it must be moving at an increasing rate. The more we expand, the more the matter cools down. As matter cools, it allows a better chance for life to begin and/or survive. It is proven that the first of all matter in the universe was Hydrogen and Helium. With this information, we know that life couldn't have existed yet, since there isn't very much solid matter to support it. Still, the universe is only a couple...