About 10 years ago I wrote plans to start a religion: The Church of the Primal Supernova.
Three main objects of worship: The Primal Supernova (the sun before the sun), the giant electromagnetic gas cloud it ran into and electrostatics/gravity working together.
They literally created all of the elements that we are made up of as well as anything within range of whatever we might ever reach in space.
The reason why I chose there was precisely for this reason: I can feel relatively confident about the origin of the elements and chemicals around us, IF I start at the primal supermova and its effects.
But to go further back then that, well, things get a little wonky. Maybe the laws of physics weren’t quite the same for those materials that are out of reach. Maybe the whole standard candle idea thing is off base and our measurements have an incorrect basis entirely (vsl or other ideas that question standard metrics) –
So, I stopped at what seemed pretty reliable. I’m interested in what happened before, but I liked stopping at a pretty decent certainty.