Regarding will we figure out what came before the Big Bang, I don't think anyone knows the answer to that question.
But it would be very difficult, if not impossible, for science to determine what was what before the Big Bang.
Unless of course, if they were to determine it was, or is, a cycle that repeats, but never returns to nothingness.
Sometimes science does that.
It goes with what is conceivable or possible and then calls it a theory.
But that's not knowing.
Toss in one unimagined factor, and the whole thing falls apart.
Absolute nothing is the ultimate no-man's land.
It can't be measured, or even imagined.... time doesn't even exist.
You can't even say before the Big Bang because time doesn't exist before the Big Bang... so there is no before.. see what I mean?
Even if we could time travel, we can't go there, because there is no there.
We can't see its remnants, because there are none.
We can't measure it, because there is no duration or size to measure.
Nothing isn't even a what.. just an isn't.
About the only way to describe it is that it isn't everything that is.
That's a pretty inadequate description.
That's a little like trying to describe an Aardvark by saying it isn't a Corvette.
I wouldn't hold my breath waiting on that one.
As for how life began, we have a better shot at that.
We already have life right in front of us, so we have something to work with.
We also have the components in which life resides.
So, it's a maybe on that one... but I suspect there will always be a scientifically unanswered question there as well.
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