Why must there be any ultimate control. The universe itself seems most likely to be an infinity–no beginning, no end, just one, eternal moment in time. In fact, it seems nearly impossible that there is anything else.
There is change, obviously, but there is no reason to point to a beginning or end. After all, time is an invention of human consciousness, not ultimate fact.
I have a hub on this, "Why Was Time Invented?", if you're interested in more detail.
Does anyone really know this? I mean, aren't scientist still trying to figure that out? I believe they are. I haven't a clue, since they don't have a clue. Nobody really has a clue. Everything thus far on the subject matter is scientific theory.
I believe there is a BIG difference between theories and facts.
Ultimate control - I doubt there is a single 'entity' that controls the universe! There could be any number of reasons for the universe(s) coming into being, not necessarily through any entity's intervention!!
Origin - many universes may have come into being and continued to have existed or perished and come into existence again, so the question of origin is really pointless. There are some questions to which there are no answers!!
The ultimate control of the universe is the fundamental laws of physics which control the interactions between matter and energy. With these the universe runs itself; thus no control.
With regards to the origin of the universe our best theories can extrapolate backwards towards a ingularity however the point at which the physics we currently understand breaks down is currently hotly debated bu certainly no further back than the plank epoc.
However what was before the universe is an irrelavent question.
I assume that you are attempting to demonstrate the necessity for some type of creator. What you don't realize is that all of your criticisms about what the "Magic Spontaneous Combustion Believers" propose (which you apparently don't fully understand) are equally applicable to a creator.
So, you think that this creator just magically happened to exist in a fully formed state and all of the infomation contained within its mind just magically happened to be there also?
Obviously, the Magic Superbeing Believers are nutty, but I'm polite and will try not to make fun of their beliefs.
You see, the creator hypothesis is no less extraordinary than what you think the "Magic Spontaneous Combustion Believers" propose.
The starting point is the contemplation of infinity. The nucleus of an atom is infinity in one direction, so what is infinity in the opposite direction? The universe has an outer limit, or an outer membrane, so that cancels out the concept of infinity. This universe is surrounded by universes. A universe evolves from within a mass of universes, hence the 'big bang' theory. A universe gets its matter and energy from its birth within the mass of universes. That is infinity in the opposite direction to the nucleus of an atom. There is no end to universes (infinity).
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