In the usual BB scenario, the BB is nothing more than a temporary fluctuation in a chaotic background, which could be the fluctuating quantum vacuum but also a hurricane or, who knows, a cup of hot chocolate.
I am trying to formulate a wider scenario: the fabric of reality could be, or become, alive and intelligent. If the deep intelligence of the cosmos thinks and acts non-locally, then there is no difference between “be” and “become,” and the cosmos contains an intelligence that is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent.
Probably at this stage of our evolution we couldn’t understand, let alone communicate, more than this vague hunch. But some contemporary physicists already speculate about a cosmic intelligence. One of them is Mani Bhaumik, an Indian physicist born in a very poor family who then became a renowned scientist and a wealthy philanthropist.
Bhaumik, who earlier this year donated $11 million to UCLA to establish the Mani L. Bhaumik Institute for Theoretical Physics, proposed that “the ‘immaterial’ source of what we call awareness could be inseparably entwined with material reality, as exemplified by the self-referral of the quantum fields, which are also the source of everything physical. Thus, it is credibly indicative that the source of all things physical as well as the attribute of awareness is present in the quantum vacuum in a complementary fashion throughout the universe. It then follows that this cosmic awareness would be a likely origin of our own consciousness, perhaps through some process like resonance or entanglement occurring in our brains.”
I like the idea of being part of the learning process of God. Think about this: in Berkeley’s metaphor, we are thoughts in the mind of God. Now, what you think does change you, doesn’t it? A new unexpected thought can start a process in your mind, and change you deeply.