If there is a connection between space and matter, as evidenced by the effect matter has on gravity and gravity's effect on space by warping it, isn't it obvious that there is a connection between space and matter? In other words, isn't it obvious that there is connection between nothingness and somethingness? Isn't this connection proof positive that matter came from nothingness? There is only one explanation for the existence of the universe that does not depend on a primary cause, and that is that the universe came from nothingness. This is the only explanation that does not beg the question, what caused the primary cause? Nothingness does not need a cause. It is the only thing that does not need a cause. It is the obvious answer to the existence of the universe. The reason nothingness can appear to be something can be explained by analogy to a simple equation, i.e. 0+0=0. Nothingness as represented by "0" can also equate with 0+0, or "nothingness" + "nothingness". Nothingness has the mathematical ability to take an infinite variety of forms by simply repeating itself ad infinitum. For example, 0=0+0=0+0+0+0+0+0+0+0 et cetera. The answer to the existence of the universe is not found in asking the question, "how could something come from nothing?", but in understanding that something is nothing. This answer is simple and obvious.