Originally Posted by notanorchestra
What I was trying to say about the Big Bang Theory and evolution is that they are not really that explanatory. They still leave the most important question left unanswered-- how did the universe start?
If you truly feel the need to ask that question, than you do not understand teh big bang theory because it has already answered that question. All the matter and energy form which this universe is made has always existed because matter is eternal - it is neither created nor destroyed. Since everything has gravity, all the matter could have been forced together allowing the big bang to start. I won't go into the details about how the big bang works, because you have already read up on it, right?