I've been reading the 'board for a few days now, and I must say that these topics are all pretty fascinating to a non-astronomer like myself.
I noticed that a good chunk of time in the Against the Mainstream section is devoted to attempting to destroy or validate the Big Bang Theory once and for all.
My question is, I've heard said that the Big Bang is the best theory out there to describe the origin of the universe. Are there any other "credible" (at least, somewhat) theories of how the universe was created?
Sorry if I posted this in the wrong area, or this is a re-tread of something someone already talked about.