Here’s an interesting vid that honestly admits that we do not and cannot know what happened in the earliest microseconds of the Big Bang because of the issue of whether the laws of physics were yet in force:
“Science offers a compelling, solid evidence” of how it began, we are told by Don Lincoln, a spokesman for Fermilab. But he makes clear that we have no data from 10 to the minus 43 secs. He covers the “always existed” theory, eternal inflation, and the multiverse but makes clear that it is all speculation and hard to test. He even goes so far as to say that, if we did find out, the actual story “won’t sound like popular science literature.”
This is worth comparing with the discussion between William Lane Craig of Stand to Reason and Alex Malpass:
In this livestream, Dr. William Lane Craig and Dr. Alex Malpass discuss Dr. Craig’s philosophical arguments in defense of the second premise of the Kalam Cosmological Argument (that the universe began to exist).
There are, as Craig doubtless explains, logical reasons for believing that the universe must have begun to exist, as opposed to always existing. For one thing, everything—including the universe ceasing to exist—would already have happened at least once, in which case…
Which raises the question of why such concepts, usually sponsored by atheist cosmologists, dominate so many people’s thinking. Whatever the answer is, it isn’t “science!”