Just before sitting down to write this post I was watching a television special in which cosmologist Lawrence Krauss explained how the Universe might have come from nothing. He said that “empty space” is actually seething with energy and particles coming into and out of existence so fast that they cannot easily be observed. But how can space seething with activity be conceptualized as nothing? I like that Krauss is open to the existence of God, though he says he would prefer that God does not exist, that He is not needed to explain creation and that there is absolutely no evidence for his existence. Does this mean that some form of seething activity existed forever? If that is so, then matter was never really created and in effect is God – or replaces God. Just maybe, though the Bible does not explicitly say so, God is best described as infinite. This would mean that when in the fleeting absence of an image we “anticipate” infinity we are actually tending to return toward God.
In other posts, I explain how this potential return manifests as a regressive state of energy, just the opposite of energy conservation. This works well, but only if God, not matter, is so fundamental that we live and have our being in Him — thereby allowing the illumination of the self as the surround for an image to be in effect a function of a regressive contrast with infinity as encoded within the brain. God would then be all in all. And everything would be an image. If you think about it, everything we believe about matter is actually but an image in our minds. Maybe then, probably, everything is ultimately but an image in the mind of God.
My complete response to Krauss, and an explanation for how infinity is encoded within neural design, can be found in my new book, Consciousness Finally Explained: A Perfect Synthesis of God and Brain. Accessible through Amazon or my Homepage.
[i] Acts 7:28.