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Last edited at 5:17PM on 8/4/2013
My guess would be the energy confined in the singularity must have reached a limit to which it had to release itself. The theory doesn't specify the reason behind inflation. It's not even science's place to explain 'why', only 'how'.
All explosions have a trigger, but not all triggers are brought about by "thought". Did the Mt St Helens volcanic eruption have a trigger? Yes of course, build up of pressures over long periods of time... was that "trigger" brought about by a intelligent force with fore-thought? I am sure ppl could argue this on both sides ;)
If it was an explosion, how'd planets, stars, the sun, etc., even form? Doesn't explosions destroy things instead of create? Honestly, I'm a bit surprised people believe in the "Big Bang Theory". It's just what it is: a theory. Not actual facts.
Actually, most scientists don't think this "just happened." But since there is no verifiable observable facts about the causation, they don't attempt to call what came before as part of the theory. I consistently find it amusing that people that don't have any idea what they are talking about are listened to as though what they have to say is just as valid as anyone else.