A new, and rather appealing conceptual view of the beginning of the universe sees it not as a sudden explosion from a tightly compressed singularity, but squeezed out of a black hole.
I feel much better with that. It seems like an infinitely more friendly start, not unlike our personal organic transition into existence. Our Great Mother Hole had a cosmic contraction, and there we are.
I’ve always said it is a friendly universe. They say we lost a dimension in the process. I don’t miss it at all. It’s a matter hardly worth d’ mention.
The word “creation” is slightly misleading, I think. It implies something not existing, then existing, which of course is impossible. Something existed which changed form into what we now know as the universe. Some of what it was before might still be there inside that 4-dimensional space uterus, but we can’t go back in and find out.
–cosmicrat August 9, 2014