The Never-Ending Cycle of Cause and Effect

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There is no such thing as first or second, or as cause and effect. Humanity has constantly searched for the beginning of things asking questions such as 'Which came first, the chicken or the egg?'. They search for answers which are simply entangled in a never ending cycle of events. Belief before evidence or evidence before belief, it doesn't matter. Both compound a cycle where before belief there's evidence and before evidence there is belief and so on.

If the mind teaser about the chicken and the egg is traced back to its beginning, for example taking the generations and going back on time, there will come a point where the beginning of things will be put under observation. How did things begin? Scientists believe that our world began with the Big Bang, yet for the Big Bang to originate there must have been the Sun and the Universe itself.

Then what was before the Universe? An atom? And before the atom? The word 'nothing' is a common answer to these questions, supposedly ending the infinite quest for knowledge. Yet before the 'nothing', there must have been something else, maybe more nothingness, who knows? The fact simply is that humanity doesn't know what came first and have thrive to come up with answers which range from the scientific point of view to the religious. The religious answers, which are completely based on belief, used to be entirely accepted by people, but as science began to flourish, scientific answers, which use logic and reasoning, became the primary source for belief. Now a days it is important to have evidence in order to believe. Yet when scientists discover new things, do...