What is the singularity that you are referring to?
Is it not the accepted idea amongst scientists that there was an infinately dense collection of energy that exploded in what was the birth of our cosmos?
Truth OT ... I did add several wiki hyperlinks to my post for you to actually click on
if you were not familiar with a particular piece of science I was referring to. See reply #3.
Notice how the words 'spacetime singularity' are actually a wiki-link?
Besides, the known universe began with a [wiki]spacetime singularity[/wiki] which is not just "energy" but a point where various measurements are infinite and do not require coordinates. Infinite temperature, infinite density, infinite gravity, etc ... all in one 'place', so to speak.
So to claim the universe began with an uncaused cause made of nothing but "energy" is incorrect.
All you have to do it drag your pointer to the link, left click and then read
. You'll find that the singularity is not
described merely as 'energy' by scientists.
The universe did not literally 'explode' into existence ... it wasn't an actual 'bang'. It went from being a stable singularity to suddenly expanding very rapidly. It was during this expansion that spacetime began and matter was created, among other things.
The singularity was an infinitely dense, infinitely hot thing
that occupied no space and no time. Science only takes us as far back as the [wiki]planck epoch[/wiki] (notice my wiki-link) which is 10-43
seconds after the big bang began. Relativity literally breaks down trying to go backwards beyond that point.
To describe the singularity as 'energy' is at most a simplistic analogy. Energy actually has measurable properties that do not apply in the singularity that was present before prior to the rapid expansion of the universe.
If that is the case then wouldn't energy be the "parent" that caused and pre-existed our universe?
No. The singularity was
the universe. It went from that state, to a state of expansion and will continue to go on to other states in the far future. So the singularity and the current universe are one and the same thing... only in different states.
Sure, the singularity was the initial state... the beginning, if you will. But to refer to it as a "parent" is not only a bad analogy but another shameless attempt at personifying something that does not warrant being personified.