Could a physicist (or someone at least somewhat in the know) answer a simple question for me? Does the video below roughly approximate what went on at the Big Bang (a symmetry is broken, its granular debris entropically shattering and cascading through space and time)? I found this ad curious because it says, at the end, that it is modeling particle physics, and it just struck me, visually, as exactly what I imagine happening at the Big Bang (something containing a high degree of informational order and symmetry, decouples).
Is it useful to think of the Big Bang as the dropped block (or bunny rabbit!) at the beginning of time?
And the 1:24 mark in the above video, where (what looks to me like) a statue of Rodin’s “The Thinker” collapses, gave me a whimsical thought: what if we discovered, sometime in the 21st century, that the symmetry broken at the beginning of time was Leonardo’s man?