The way to NOT think about the big bang is to
imagine space existing and then at some instant a
Instead, the better way
to imagine this is to understand that, at the
instant of the big Bang (13,700,000,000 years
ago...that is 13.7 billion years ago), space and
time as we know it was created!!!
the perspective of our universe (there may be
others!!) space and time were created at that
singular event. In other words, there was no time
before"... at least from the perspective of the
universe we find ourselves in today...
book that you may enjoy reading is by Brian Greene
called THE HIDDEN UNIVERSE. He discusses in more
detail these ideas.