Time existing forever is an infinite regress in logic. That means that processes happening before the universe is impossible. (i. e. There would be no time in which they would happen).
Really the only possibility is that a free agent began creating time. You don't need any other solid evidence other than time itself. Logically, it's the only possibility.
Sometimes we need to explore things in order to come to a solid conclusion and sometimes we can map out the situation logically with certain variables. This is how we make scientific predictions no?
But I'm interested, working within the parameters (no time and no processes) how could you or any atheistic scientist account for the universe?
This is a clear exercise of blind faith. Quantum physics has been scientifically indiscribable since its discovery.
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The laws of physics did not exist prior to the event known as the Big Bang. So that means time didn't exist. Now anyone trying to explain what the laws of physics were prior to the Big Bang has a very difficult time – no pun intended. Indeed trying to explain why the Big Bang occurred and what existed prior to the Big Bang is also impossible. So the belief that God created all of this has as much validity as saying that out of nothingness the expansion of energy known as the Big Bang came out of nothingness is also based on faith. Either way neither his right knee there is wrong. All physicists can tell you is that God was not needed for the creation of the universe. That does not mean he was not involved. So both ways are actually valid and there are many physicists who are not atheists. The arguments presented either way are never presented with the anger that I have read on this website. Let us just say that the current laws of physics are enough to have created the Big Bang and the resultant is the universe as we know it. Who created the laws of physics? It is interesting that one can create the laws of physics beginning with and only needing laws of trigonometry geometry and assigning an unknown value known as pi. From there everything else can be derived. I personally am an atheist but I have no defense against the questions and objections to those who believe in God other than saying that the universe can be explained without the existence of God. I certainly do not believe in religion such as you are Christian or you're dead or you are a Hindu or you're wrong. There are too many religions that try to explain the existence of God. I see the various religions as merely man's attempt to come to grips with the existence of God. By the way I am a physicist and I will be obtaining my PhD from Stanford University in two years. Quantum physics is not an attempt to explain why God does not exist. If anything it is an attempt to understand or better understand God's laws of physics. Just looking at "entanglement" and using it as a way of interpreting quantum physics and quantum computing using qubits. Einstein called this spooky action at a distance whereby information was transferred faster than the speed of light.. Does that violate the laws of physics and hence violate the laws of God or is this a breakthrough in understanding what quantum physics really represents..2
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Just because we cannot yet explain something does not mean that there is no logical reason behind it you arrogant prick. Time as we perceive it is simply an illusion created by the interaction of matter and energy relative to the speed of light. Time only appears to be fixed and unmoving because of the mild conditions of our world. If time is a fixed construct created by your imaginary god, as opposed to a byproduct of the ever changing universe, then why does time slow down in a gravity well or when approaching the speed of light? God doesn't provide you an explanation for that. Science does. If time is simply our brains perception of the changing of the universe then time cannot exist without the universe, so all you have to do is figure out why the universe exists and you find out why time exists. The idea that time progresses backwards infinitely makes sense to us as we cannot perceive a possibility of time being nonexistent but just because something is counterintuitive and hard to understand doesn't mean that it is wrong. In fact, the existence of Relativity is irrefutable proof that our natural understanding of time (that it is a fixed property) is wrong. Like Newtonian physics, our perspective of time works well under relatively 'normal' conditions but is proven to be inaccurate when you push it to extremes.0