Paul, perhaps you are short of time and are only skimming this thread. I find it difficult to believe that someone of your apparent perception would have missed the bit about the cosmos being infinite (eternal).
neither cosmos or eternity had been mentioned before I commented on the post that first contained the quote below.
#44954 - August 23, 2012 03:01 PM
1. Energy is borrowed from the vacuum energy to form the universe.
the following post you made did contain both cosmos and eternity
#45051 - Today at 09:51 AM
I can agree with this , and I find it kind of hard to believe
that Im looking at it on this science forum.
It might be God, it might be the eternal cosmos; they might be one and the same, but if there had ever been a time when there was nothing, there would still be nothing now.
You must first have a creator in order for there to be a creation.
has someone opened the gate?
the bottom line is science and belief in god are consistant and compatable.