Understanding Nothing
"Intellectual brilliance is no guarantee that you're not dead wrong."
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Carl Sagan, Cosmos:  Shores Of The Cosmic Ocean, 1980.

Large Scale Structure of the Universe.  Each dot is a galaxy
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There's a lot more to nothing than I thought. Every time I think about nothing, I discover something else.  This quest may never end!
It seems that “nothing” is not thought of well. Yet, closer inspection finds a phenomenal multi-dimensional Universe emerging from nothing. 
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Cucumber Structure looks similar to the Large Scale Structure
Space is Nothing, 
Space-Time is Everything!
The Theory of Nothing

The Theory of Nothing begins with the premise that there is nothing to start with.  Begin with a universe of nothing but space.  This space has no energy and therefore no time. It is absolute zero in temperature, and that qualifies it as a Bose-Einstein Condensate (BCE).

The uncertainty principal dictates that somewhere in this space there is less space than somewhere else. Space without energy (BEC) acts strangely, it has no resistance to movement (superconducting) and all of it acts together as a whole.  If there is less space, more space moves to fill it.

When space moves it becomes space-time. Big Bang Theorists tell us that space moved faster than the speed of light during cosmic inflation.  This was an unfathomably large amount of energy in an unbelievably small amount of space in an extremely short time.  Supposedly, the Big Bang was a one time event 13.7 billion years ago which created our Universe. There is a different possibility.

As it tries to equalize spatial density, space moves, and because space is curved due to this imbalance in density, it begins to move  in a curved trajectory. As denser space moves in to fill the void of lesser space, the void shrinks until it becomes the size of the Plank length with a Schwarzschild radius. The incoming moving space circling around the tiny void at the speed of light causes an impenetrable time barrier from the rest of the universe.  

The existence of this new imbalance to the density of space causes more of the same, until all of space is filled with diminutive voids surrounded by moving space, attempting to fill the voids but unable to do so due to curved space and time.

Thus spinning space around a void becomes the Universe's hardest, most impenetrable objects.  These are the building blocks of all other things, repeating the pattern at larger and larger scales until we find ourselves and our universe as we see it today.  

Now we can see that there is no need for a big bang, space by it's very nature will create a universe by itself. This does not rule out a big bang, or series of bangs, they happen constantly as space evolves into higher and higher dimensions, which explains black holes and supernovae. 
So black holes are voids of pure cold unmoving space surrounded by moving space (space-time) trying to equalize spatial density. Sometimes the accelerated space-time Schwarzschild size void particles reach the speed of light, and the spinning time barrier breaks down to allow the tiny void to merge with the larger Black Hole void, which allows the Black Hole void to grow ever larger.  The void finally reaches a size that can no longer sustain the circulating space-time barrier at the speed of light, and the Black Hole void breaks into a plethora of Schwarzschild voids as in the beginning.

So we have one and only one component of everything from the nano to the Tera, Space-time.  We also have a method of self-generation of the Universe.  Given time, it is amazing what space will create from absolutely nothing!  

This theory does not rule out a God or gods, but "nothing" (space) came first, and perhaps if there are any gods, they evolved from this space, they did not create this space, it has always existed.
Top picture is the neuron stucture in a mouse brain.  Middle picture is the Large Scale Structure of the Universe.  Bottom picture is the structure of cucumber.
"In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded! 

Everything starts somewhere, although many physicists disagree.

Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.”   Terry Pratchett, 1948

Why there is no such thing as empty space.
"A Most Incredible Nothing" by Alan Watts
Lawrence Krauss: Life, the Universe and Nothing
"We live in illusion and the appearance of things. There is a reality. We are that reality. When you understand this, you see that you are nothing, and being nothing, you are everything.”
~Kalu Rinpoche (Tibetan Buddhist master)