Some time ago in a thread by Canute I made the statement that we have only two alternatives to the begining of this universe. Either something, the Big Bang, etc, came from nothing or something is eternal. Of course it is indeterminant or undecidable; but, we all have beliefs and/or opinions. When I say nothing, I mean absolutely nothing, not a quantum vacuum, a singularity or anything else. I mean nothing. When I say something is eternal, I mean that it could be the universe or some other universe ad infinitum that could be eternal not just a creator, God spirit or some other metaphysical entity. Something is eternal meaning it has no beginning, no end; is, was and always will be. I am just curious what we all think, or maybe I should say believe, about this. Did something come from nothing or is something eternal? Of course I want not just your votes but your thoughts, beliefs and opinions and why's on this subject also.