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What was everything like before matter came into existence?
Is it possible for there to have been nothing?
originally posted by: greavsie1971
a reply to: Cogito, Ergo Sum
If the spiritual beings are outside of time........does that make them eternal in some way?
originally posted by: Oldie48
a reply to: trollz
I think we try to avoid thinking the obvious answer for this old question.
Science in general assumes everything was condensed into one minute dot and simply awaiting the kick to expand. By kick I mean suitable conditions that enable expansion.
Religionists assume that some massive spiritual being did create the universe. But they also tend to avoid the question of what came before that massive spiritual being. Eg:- "Who was God's parents ?"
I tend to think along the same lines as my old friend Tayesin did, that our universe is only one of billions of other universe-bubbles existing in larger space. And that our universe-bubble came into existence when two other u-bubbles touched, which created more than enough energy for a Big Bang and birth of "Our" universe.
This is a multiverse perception, but not one where Parallel Universes exist in order for any choices we did not make in this universe to get played out in one of the others. Such things cannot happen and are only suitable to sci-fi novels and movies, because the theory is ego-centric. It revolves only around us humans, and we are the least of what exists, so the theory cannot hold true.
In physics, the word nothing is not used in any technical sense. A region of space is called a vacuum if it does not contain any matter, though it can contain physical fields. In fact, it is practically impossible to construct a region of space that contains no matter or fields, since gravity cannot be blocked and all objects at a non-zero temperature radiate electromagnetically. However, even if such a region existed, it could still not be referred to as "nothing", since it has properties and a measurable existence as part of the quantum-mechanical vacuum. Where there is supposedly empty space there are constant quantum fluctuations with virtual particles continually popping into and out of existence. It had long been theorized that space is distinct from a void of nothingness in that space consists of some kind of aether, with luminiferous aether postulated as the transmission medium for propagating light waves (whose existence has been disproven in the now famous Michelson-Morley experiment).
originally posted by: Lynk3
What if nothing was the start, then nothing got bored, split into two nothings, but since the two nothings were now different and separate nothings, they were each something. Then the splitting kept happening and I can't describe the process in which nothing turned into matter because a free public education system can't teach me how life works, other than through shallow concepts that can be applied as metaphorical similes to the universe's creation, like mitosis and meiosis. Remember, the cells in my body know they exist, but don't know they and the cells around them create me.
originally posted by: trollz
a reply to: Xeven
I understand what you're saying, but... What about when we sent people to the moon, or the robot to Mars? Didn't both of those instances involve traveling through empty space?