This is a question that has been running through my brain for quite some time.
Simply put can a space containing nothing actually exist.
For nothing to exist in a space there can be no air, water or even light, even if there was the tiniest of particles or photons in that space then technically something would be occupying it and it couldn't be described as nothing.
Now bear with me on this. In the dictionary "Nothing" is described as "something that is nonexistent", but this is really a paradox.
something that is nonexistent, the phrase seems wrong to me, if "nothing" is something that is nonexistent it is still something. Firstly Something had to exist there to begin with so it could become nonexistent, secondly time had to exist in that space as well for that something to disappear into nothing, but at the exact moment that something becomes nothing time would have to stop existing and that would prevent the something form becoming nonexistent which would mean that something would again exist in that space.
The whole question comes down to the perception of something not existing, how can something that does not exist be drawn attention to, and if nothing at all exists in a particular space how can we say for sure that that space itself exists. If there was nothing at all in a space then time its self could not exist in this space either, if it did then at least 1 thing existed in this space and it would be "something".
Can Nothing actually exist?
If my brain is not intentionally messing with me then i believe i have stumbled upon a mistake commonly made by other scientists that state nothing exists outside our universe. By simply applying the notion that nothing cannot exist its left to assume that something actually exists there. Perhaps a bunch of broken space that both exists and does not exist as the flow of time becomes distorted.
This logic could also be applied to another questing on how the universe is expanding still.
To put this one simply if a single molecule, photon or atom whizzes past the edge of our universe then something exists beyond our universe and therefore the universe becomes part of the space that something brought into existence. *this is a slightly stupid theory but sounds better in my head)
So what do you think. Its probably a load of trash to some people but please understand I'm writing this when i am very tired and i only have a GCSE level in science so I'm not too knowledgeable about the subject.