Originally posted by randyvs
reply to post by jiggerj
Well come on Jigger ! You just made a post that pretty much says everything I said in the OP. And left me totally hang'in without describing your
idea, that at least makes better sense to someone. That someone being you.
Let me try that jacket on damn it !
edit on 16-10-2012 by randyvs because: (no reason given)
LOL I've posted it so many times that I'm surprised you don't already know my theory.
There has never been, nor can there ever be, a state of absolute nothing. So, by default, the realm of something in which we dwell has always
What can we say about a true state of absolute nothing? Well, this state would have zero qualities: no height, no length, no width, and no depth. To
have even just ONE of these qualities it would have to qualify as something
. We can't move around in, or put anything into a space that HAS no
A state of absolute nothing cannot be hot or cold - you can't heat or freeze nothing.
Let's say you have a fish tank filled to the brim with water. In order for you to put your hand in the tank you will have to displace an amount of
water that is equal to the size of your hand, and that amount of water will spill out of the fish tank. You can do this because water has qualities -
it can yield to an outside force. If you fill the tank with air, smoke, marbles... the same thing will happen because everything has qualities. Even
if the tank was filled with solid steel you could drill it out piece by piece.
Now, for the sake of this discussion, let's say we filled the fish tank with a big ol' chunk of nothing. Can you put your hand in the tank? Will the
Nothing yield to your hand? Of course not. How can it? Nothing has no qualities. It can't spill over the side, or float away like air or smoke. You
can't drill out Nothing piece by piece. And, it can't allow your hand to enter into it because Nothing cannot be displaced. If this type of
nothingness could ever exist, it would be impenetrable, and that's all that would fill the entire universe.
Physicists tell us that there was nothing before the Big Bang. If they truly mean that there was a state of absolute nothing before the Big Bang, then
no part of that singularity could've expanded out into that nothingness. There had to have been a space filled with something
for the matter
to take over and occupy.
For proof, let's set a small brick in the air-filled fish tank. When you raise the brick an inch from the bottom of the tank, the surrounding air
fills that one inch space between the brick and the bottom of the tank. If the tank is full of water, then water will fill that one inch space. No
matter what that tank is full of (gas, oil, sand, oatmeal...) that substance MUST fill in that one inch space or else that brick ain't moving!
And, we're back to a tank filled with that chunk of nothing, with the brick inside. When you try to lift the brick, how can Nothing fill in that one
inch space? It can't! Nothing has no qualities. It can't flow into that one inch space. It can't swirl under the brick. You can't shake the tank
to get the Nothingness to slide under the brick like particles of sand.
Nothingness has no space, so space cannot contain nothing.
The Big Bang couldn't expand into nothing.
The universe (the realm of something) has always existed because a state of absolute nothing cannot exist.