Nothingness Probably Never Existed.

Nothingness cannot have an Attribute. If Nothing had an attribute, it would be an Entity. An Entity is the same thing as a Something, which is the opposite of Nothing. For example, Nothing can neither have nor be: a shape, color, velocity, mass, or time.

Nothingness is the lack of anything at all.

There could not be more than one Nothing, otherwise there would be a difference between any two “Nothings”. To show the difference between two concepts of nothingness, there must be at least one attribute associated with at least one of the concepts, therefore that concept must be an Entity. Hence, there can be at most one Nothing.

Something exists now. We call this something the Universe. The Universe is an Entity (in this sense it is the Entity containing all Real Entities other than itself – sometimes referred to philosophically as The World) with many Attributes (infinite attributes?) including Space and Time.

If Nothing exists, then there would be no Universe, therefore Something exists Now.

Some theologians claim that God created the Universe from Nothing, but that cannot be the case:

If God is Something then God is not Nothing. If God is Something, and can create Something from Nothing, then Nothing must have attributes from which something could be made, so Nothing must be an Entity and therefore is Not Nothing. Therefore Nothing does not exist.

If God is Nothing, then God cannot have any attributes, so God is not an Entity, therefore God does not exist. Therefore Nothing is created.

Something does exist, we call it the Universe, so God did not create the Universe from Nothing.

Physicists have shown that empty space is not Nothing, since it contains small amounts of random energy known as quantum flux arising from Werner Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle. Quantum fluctuation can be defined using at least four Attributes (variables and constants): time, energy, Planck’s constant (h), and another constant (2×pi):

\Delta E \Delta t \approx {h \over 2 \pi}

Since space contains quantum fluctuation, and quantum fluctuations are random bits of energy over time, space itself is not Nothing. It is worth mentioning for consideration and emphasis that the random energy fluctuation resulting in the temporary creation of energy is considered a causeless event.

Nothingness seems to be nothing more than the logical opposite of Something. Nothingness has no real existence on its own. If it there where ever a time where there was Nothing, then there could not have been time itself, for two reasons:

(a) time, according to Relativity, cannot be separable from space, and

(b) Time is an Attribute – turning Nothing into a Something once again.

If Nothingness did somehow “exist” before there was Something, then Nothing must be highly unstable. There can be at most one Nothing, and an infinity of possible Somethings.

Nothingness must be highly unstable.

Suppose instead of Nothing, there has always existed at least one Something (a minimal Entity with minimal Attributes approaching Nothingness in some sense perhaps), possibly quite different from Space as we “observe” it today in “our” Universe (as far as we can say we actually are observing space). Perhaps a primordial form of Time (or Space) itself may have been its only Attribute. It may have, perhaps, then become possible for a primordial Space (or Time) instantaneously creating a more modern day Spacetime with both a Planck Length and Plank Time (or visa versa with space appearing first). Perhaps other different “sized” bits of information (different sizes or possibly different attributes completely alien or incomprehensible to our human understanding) appeared as well, but were either very short lived, or continue to exist, but do not affect “our” Universe.

Another possibility to consider is that two or more primeval spaces, times, spacetimes (or something completely different) with different laws (perhaps one would call them Planck-like spacetimes), somehow collided to form the spacetime that we human entities live in.

Perhaps time itself is simply one dimension of space rolled up in such a way that in our sector of the Universe, matter and energy can only travel in one direction “though” it.

Perhaps space, time, or spacetime consists of something even more basic. A single, fundamental, perhaps highly unstable primordial Entity consisting of zero Attributes. We may be tempted to call this Entity The Primordial No Thing. This “initial” Entity would have an energy level as close to zero within the limits of the uncertainty principle.

The Primordial No Thing, if it existed, must have been both mathematical and unstable in its nature and eventually randomly mutated into a set of one or more entwined self-referencing, fractals or fractal-like Entities with the probability of barely less than one of exactly repeating itself. One or more branches of this increasingly organic-like, statistical fractal set collided with itself over and over again, until one event important to us occurred, spontaneously creating our known Universe, with its own set of so-called Natural Laws.

Note: “A fractal is an object or quantity that displays self-similarity, in a somewhat technical sense, on all scales.” – from http://mathworld.wolfram.com

Nothingness: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/nothingness/#WhyTheSomRatThaNot

Did I already include this link?  Why not Something rather than nothing?

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