The Big Bang is a complicated thing to explain, and try as ou might, there’s always a misunderstanding about what “something” versus “nothing” means and how one came from the other. New Scientist is running a month-long feature on existence, including articles about consciousness and the plurality. But the thing that caught my attention was this explainer vid about the Big Bang, which does a serviceable job of breaking the quantum physics of the early universe into parsable bits that help make sense of the enormous question of how.
The accompanying article, “Why is there a Universe?“, goes a bit deeper than the video and discusses symmetry, quark-antiquark pairs, quantum uncertainty and so forth. The entire series is worth reading, but the beginning of the universe itself is probably a good place to start.