# Did the Big Bang happen at a point?

Well, no, as well all know. However this misapprehension comes up time and time again, and surprisingly there doesn't seem to be a single question addressing precisely this issue (though it's covered by lots of related questions).

So do we need a Danuesque canonical question and answer(s) with the title above so we can point people to it? If the consensus is yes then I hereby volunteer to create a community wiki question and a trial answer.

If I've missed an obvious Q/A that already covers this then shout and I'll delete this question.

• I have my own adjective? Right on!!! Also, I definitely approve of this idea, and don't know of any alternative canonical question/answer :) – Danu Sep 23 '14 at 5:42
• Is voting on this Q like a poll? (That's the impression I get from the word consensus.) If yes, then +1 :) – 299792458 Sep 23 '14 at 7:41
• @New_new_newbie: I guess so. Anyone who thinks it's a silly idea should downvote. – John Rennie Sep 23 '14 at 7:57
• I've gone ahead and posted the question and answer. – John Rennie Sep 23 '14 at 10:12
• I feel the added text in this revision is clunky and detracts from the question. Maybe put it in a comment, or encase it in a <sup></sup> pair? The question should really contain mostly just the question. (+2, by the way.) – Emilio Pisanty Sep 23 '14 at 11:17
• @EmilioPisanty: yes. I added the second paragraph as an afterthought because the last time I did a question and answer like this I got people asking why I had answered my own question. Assuming the post meets with approval I'll give it a few days then roll back the edit. – John Rennie Sep 23 '14 at 11:28
• Essentially a duplicate of physics.stackexchange.com/q/25591/2451 and links therein. – Qmechanic Sep 23 '14 at 12:21