Actually, I accept the evidence for the big bang. I just wasn't crazy about the way the big bang was being presented. The Gavin Wince stuff is just interesting speculation. I read over your ISU model thread. I think it is very well thought out. It is very close to the model I have in mind as far as a steady state universe with constant big bangs and uniform physical laws. I agree with the way time progresses for the larger universe as a whole. The matter from big bangs would freely interact gravitationally with matter from other big bangs. I have a slightly different idea for what happens when big bangs come in contact, and what it is that triggers the big bangs. To maintain the entropy balance of the total universe, I believe that big bangs must emerge from cold vacuum areas, not hot pressure areas. ---FutilitistPlease Register or Log in to view the hidden image!