N.B. My book, "Everything There Is", and this theory, was first published on 1st August 2013. Since then, a small team of scientists, Dr Julian Barbour of College Farm in the UK, Dr Tim Koslowski of the University of New Brunswick in Canada and Dr Flavio Mercati of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, also in Canada, have published a scientific paper which reaches the same conclusion.
An overview of this paper appeared in the Daily Mail on-line, by Jonathan O'Callaghan, from 10th December 2014:
"Did the Big Bang create a 'mirror universe' where time moves BACKWARDS? New theory could explain our past - and our future
Scientists have proposed a radical new theory of time for the universe
UK physicist Dr Julian Barbour and others say there are two arrows of time
These move in opposite directions and both formed at the Big Bang
This means at the Big Bang there were two universes that formed
Observers in either universe would view the other as moving backwards
The inexorable tick of time moving forward is something that has puzzled scientists for more than a century.
But now a new theory has been proposed that may help answer some questions - at least with regards to the beginning of time and what happened in the 'past'.
They say that at the moment of the Big Bang a 'mirror universe' to our own was created that moves in the opposite direction through time - and intelligent beings in each one would perceive the other to be moving backwards through time."
Article by Gregory Walton, published by The Daily Telegraph on 10th December 2014:
Did the Big Bang create a parallel universe where time goes backwards?
Article by Andrew Griffin, published by The Independent on 11th December 2014:
'Mirror universe' suggests Big Bang created place where time goes backwards
Before 1st August 2013, there was no other published information on this theory. It was published by me first.