If nothingness ever truly existed, then something – anything – would be logically impossible. True nothing, as contrasted with the quantum fluctuations described by physicists, would by definition have no mechanism for creating either matter or energy. Nothingness would therefore reign eternally. A Big Bang singularity (the point at which everything did in fact began) is an absurdity apart from the anticipating mind of God who must therefore exist, exactly as the Bible teaches, outside of space and time. Only God can create ex nihilo, out of nothing. The only option – claimed by atheists and certain religious cults – is that matter is eternal. This, however, is also absurd insofar as matter consists of tiny particles which go in and out of existence. Where do these particles go and what is the logic by which they vanish and then reappear? We need in my opinion, and as explained in my three (soon to be four) books, to understand how the relationship between something and nothing is exactly equivalent to the relationship between the finite and the infinite, the specific and nonspecific (as describes the anatomy of the brain) – and therefore depends upon a transcendent observer who stabilizes this relationship by the expectable specificity of an image.
This specificity is actually created by its anticipated, but momentary absence — a paradigm beautifully housed in the cortico-limbic design of the human brain! At the deepest physical level, brain activity, including the peaks and troughs of the standard EEG, depends on the unceasing activity of infinitesimally miniscule superstrings which annihilate and recreate themselves in such tiny fractions of time that the distinction between the finite and the infinite becomes blurred — analogous, at the level of the brain, to the way an image represents, actually is, an interface between existence and nonexistence.
For a more complete analysis, presented in an amplified version of this posting, read Consciousness Finally Explained: A Perfect Synthesis of God and Brain. This and an earlier book (an in-depth study of how brain anatomy depends upon infinity) can be accessed through the “Home” tab at the top of this page.