Originally Posted by ScipioCowboy
One of the strengths of the Big Bang, in my opinion, is that it doesn't have that repeating quality where it's the same over and over again.
With the Big Bang, scientists have wiggle room; they can say, "Well, at a point of infinite density, it's difficult to predict how space-time will act. We may not need a beginning!"
There's an element of mystery, and mystery is always better than 'turtles, all the way down!'
indeed a primary strength of the true science method is not relying upon dogma, but the methodical, rigorous search for the nature of things posited with falsifiable propositions thru well prescribed methods via peer review... but you know that...the Scientists goal being unkown quauntites will one day be testable rendering it mystery no more if validated, or debunked absent rational, repeatable results. Plenty of erstwhile mysteries thru the ages, right? Many now common knowledge. Wiggle room implies slipperiness, not broad possiblities in need of further development and confirmation based on the weight of justifiable evidence, or full dismissal from lack thereof.