starman wrote:event_horizon wrote:Hyperspace is a fourth spatial dimension, not temporal. But yeah, you can think of the universe as a sphere, which has no boundary. However, hyperspace has always been there, prior to our unvierse existing, and that which the universe is expanding into.
By using this so-called imaginary time, physicists Stephen Hawking and Jim Hartle showed that the universe could have been born without a singularity. Would you agree or disagree with this conceptional model of how the universe began? The standard model of the Big Bang singularity, where the laws of physics break down, requires something to initiate the process, thereby leaving the idea that God was the possible initiator. The imaginary time model eliminates this possibility and the Big Bang acts as any other point in spacetime.
Physicists Stephen Hawking and Jim Hartle here are pretty much presenting the same thing I am, minus the higher spatial dimension.
I would agree that the very first universe to ever exist within our "local region" of higher-dimensional space would have had to been born without a singularity. I think the rest are formed from black holes/singularities.