BEFORE OUR UNIVERSE’S BIG BANG, WHAT WAS GOING ON? INFLATION IS A PROMISING ANSWER, BUT, IT’S NOT THE CORRECT ANSWER. AN INFLATIONARY STATE BEFORE THE BIG BANG WOULD ALSO NEED A BEGINNING. PHILOSOPHERS AND COMOLOGISTS STRUGGLE TO ASCERTAIN THE CORRECT ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION. SOMETHING FROM NOTHING, DOESN’T HAPPEN, EVER. TO BE DETERMINED:  IS THERE ANYTHING WITHIN THE LAWS  OF PHYSICS THAT  PREVENTS THE UNIVERSE FROM CREATING ITSELF? IF THE LAWS OF PHYSICS CAN’T CREATE A BIG BANG, THEN, THERE HAS TO BE AN  EVENT ORIGINATOR EXISTING OUTSIDE THE LAWS OF PHYSICS, WHO CAN  BRING A UNIVERSE INTO EXISTENCE. NO OTHER OPTION IS AVAILABLE.