No connection - wrong.
If the universe has an age then there was a beginning and a pre-beginning.
Pre-beginning was when there was no time, no energy, no matter, no space.[/QUOTE]
Look at your own terminology. The prefix 'pre' in pre-beginning implies a time which is before the beginning. Otherwise, why would you call it 'pre-beginning'?
And therefore of no causal connection to anything.Total void of anything and everything.
Perhaps not *everything*. But quite a bit, yes. The earth, for example, didn't form for another 9 billion years or so.At the beginning there was everything.
You seem to be having trouble grasping the concept of a time for which there is no previous time. No 'pre'.
Whenever there was time (and causality), matter and energy existed. So there is no 'everything came from'.Science can't explain how or where everything came from. In short it's back to your magic.