I am a fan of the scientific and philosophical view of our planet and Universe. I have a question for those of you also interested in this miraculous universe we live in. I am having a problem with the theory that all of our vast Universe with it's trillions of luminous stars, billions of energy packed black holes, and gamma producing gigantic binary stars spewing out gamma rays while smashing together to form more black holes could be the outcome of a big bang that began as a contracted bit the size of a single atom. The thought that all of what we know along with what we don't know about the universe and the energy it produces began with a big bang the size of an infinitely tiny bit of compressed matter is painfully unreal to me. I would like to know what mathematical set of equations determined this theory. And to add to everyone's confusion, did the big bang explode and expand from nothing into something which also created the theoretic “’Dark Matter" or did it expand and spread into the fabric of space and time where 'Dark matter" already existed. And that this compressed monumental "speck" of energy may have come from nothing is no different than someone saying "Poof" some creator put it there. Somehow it has to be believed that this existence has always been here. No beginning, no end, a miracle of events that also produced the human brain---the most miraculous creation of all (until we somehow find something that does not carry the baggage called "Evolution" — the kill or be killed life force that is killing our planet). In closing I would like to make it clear— When I am watching a prominent scientist looking me straight in the eye, and with all sincerity comments that the entire universe began as an electron microscopic speck—I want to grab him or her and have one or the other provide evidence for the enormity of this thought and how it was determined. Love those with enthusiastic curious attitudes and wish more could devote as much to our oceans—they need a lot more investigating and have much more relevance to our existence.