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One of the trickiest things to define is “nothing.” Why is it difficult to define? Because once you try to define “nothing,” it becomes something. The most common uses of the word “nothing” in many situations in life is when it is describing something we aren’t doing, how it applies in physics, and how our world came to be from nothing. Even if you think of “nothing,” it would still not be “nothing,” because it is a thought and subsequently becomes something. Then how do we define “nothing” if it is impossible to do so?
We constantly in our daily lives tell people that we are doing “nothing” when we know that nothing is impossible to grasp. We can try to define it by saying that we can say nothing about it. At least that keeps it from being defined. Then it is related to the word “undefined”, which sets a limit on the word, making it not truly nothing. In the case of “nothing,” we simply cannot say anything about it. There is one instance that scientists say that men unlike women are capable of thinking about nothing at certain times. A Man’s mind is less complicated and they can only focus on one topic at a time when women can focus on many topics at once (The “Nothing Box”.) This is amazing but very complicated to determine if it is actually possible to think about “nothing.”
The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines “nothing” as “1. Not anything, no thing, leaves nothing to the imagination” and “2. One of no interest, value, or consequence.” This definition is still saying something about it (Merriam Webster Dictionary.) I guess you might as well say “nothing” is something that cannot be discussed. However, the word “something” is already its own word, which means “Some intermediate or unspecified thing” and this leads us to another dead end (Merriam Webster Dictionary.) An example to help explain this situation would be to consider the concept of hot and cold. Hot is the absence of cold and cold is the absence of hot. Therefore “nothing” is the absence of something.
In physics, we understand that there cannot be truly nothing, as even in a total vacuum where there is no gravity, particles, or energy, there are still quantum fluctuations that appear and disappear constantly (Cain, Fraser). Even if you could remove the quantum fluctuations, it would require an enormous amount of energy, and even after that there would be energy left over in space. So even on a physical level, “nothing” cannot be present.
Considering all of these thoughts and facts on “nothing,” there are atheists that use these facts to try to prove how the world began. They tell us that the whole universe started out from nothing and then a big bang created all the stars, atoms, plants, animals, and DNA. That information that they believe is false because matter and energy cannot be created or destroyed. From what I have already concluded, nothing is nonexistent, and they are trying to tell us that nothing is something. Atheists want you to believe that the universe, which is everything, started from nothing, and that is a contradiction. How does something so complex as DNA come from nothing? There has to be a greater power that is capable to make something so complicated, which lives in every organism. Guess what! There is a greater power, and He is God, and those atheists are right in one thing when they say that nothing is everything because God is everything and he created us from nothing.
We have a word for “nothing,” but that does not mean there is such a thing as “nothing.” In defining the word “nothing,” we can say that it does not exist because if it did, it would not be “nothing.” We will continue using the word “nothing” to describe what we are not doing, a vacuum in physics, and how our world came to be. The word “nothing’ is beyond our imagination, but if we trust in God who created everything from nothing then nothing is impossible.

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