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There is a recent statement by the Nobel Laureate Prof. Roger Penrose, who says that the Big Bang was "not the beginning" of our universe rather it was the end of the previous one. This seems to be in line with cyclical nature of Universe as explained in various puranas and siddantas.

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    Strictly speaking NO. you cannot compare scientific theories and infact shouldn't compare theories with statements written down in texts, purans or whatsoever you are referring to.To make things confusing there is no such theory like 'big bang' it's a public image for laymans.
    – Proxy
    Dec 24 '20 at 8:57
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    @Proxy, every scientist will eventually humbly accept religious scriptural accounts of creation of universe, especially Veda/SanatanaDharma/Hinduism. You can definitely compare science and religion, because there is no fundamental difference between the two - one is a pursuit of truth because it doesn't know it yet, other is a propounder of truth because it knows it already.
    – mar
    Dec 24 '20 at 8:57
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    This falls under "scientific speculation" and is not allowed here. BTW welcome to the site :)
    – Rickross
    Dec 24 '20 at 9:13
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    @Proxy - Religion does not depend on science to validate its claims. You're definitely wrong about "same is true for scripture accounts". Religion can do/prove everything science does, but not the other way around, because spiritual truth (atma) is higher than material truth (bhuta) and controls it.
    – mar
    Dec 24 '20 at 9:27
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    @Proxy - who is denying that? Rishi Kanada formulated atomic theory 5000 years back (it's called Vaisheshika) in Brahma Sutras. Sushruta pioneered surgery. The scientific method is no different from what our rishis employed millions of years ago.
    – mar
    Dec 24 '20 at 9:48

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