quantum_wave, In building my origin/ether model I used codebreaking of an obscure source of information in an historical Document, putatively other-worldly. I don't think it's pertinent to ask where space came from. If anything can be said to "just be," I think space would be it. -In my model, Original Space, before the first appearance of forces, was self-compatible, such that spatial point localities were oscillating, reciprocally, in symmetry. Oscillational fatigue of adjacent "point" pairs then produced "Yin and Yang" combinations at multiple spatial locations. (The oscillatory reciprocity distance-parameters would not have been infinite, so the "point localities" leading to the formation of an ether would have been finite - vanishingly minute, but finite.) Oscillational fatigue occurs in metals, but since that is a quantum process, it can't be definitely related to oscillational fatigue in first-cause space. In my model, the Yin and Yang units are not the ether. -These units were what broke the hitherto-perfect symmetry of space, but that event would have to have produced a secondary event, in which other spatial point-localities transitioned from oscillation to vibration. As seen from the classic depiction of the Yin and Yang combination in ancient lore, it is symmetrical and therefore could not act dipolarly. A dipolarly-acting ether would have had to be made of elemental units other than the Yin-Yang pairs. Vibration is a dipolar feature. -As elemental ether units vibrate, the vibration would be first to one side, then the other side, a dipolar effect, as it manifests resonationally. Elemental ether units resonate linearly, unit-to-elemental unit, via connections between their outwardly projecting vibrations. -The ether in my model would have to have an elemental dipolarity -All forces which show polarity, such as magnetism and gravity, would have to represent basic cosmic forces in space that derive their dipolarity ("north pole, south pole") from the dipolarity of elemental ether units. Such forces derive their basic action from interactive resonation in the ether. As elemental ether units interact, they form linear entrainments, leading to larger "particle capacity" units, and on up to quantum and atomic scale units. -Our familiar quantum scale forces act via spin/vector mechanisms. The underlying ether acts via vibrational mechanisms, only. As far as God, as asked about in your post, in my model, as the first etheric resonational entrainments were formed, they would have tended to interact resonationally, also, with other etheric entrainments, producing, in the early cosmos, foci of energically-super-intense, and etheriically super-refined, focal energic processes. Such concentrated and super-refined foci could have, at a certain point in time, led to a sapient etity(ies), and also led to the first biological entities. (Such energic foci would have had to be transient, since there was not yet any controlling macrocosmic system of energy - i.e., the foci would have been of transient magnetism. Subsequently, sapience like this would have led to intentional creation, at first to optimize regional existential conditions for the first entity, and ultimately, would have led to the creation of cosmic systems like our universe. The creation would have involved judicious mental projection of powerful etheric forces. -At first, the smallest and fastest etheric units, which might be called "electronics," were projected, then as the electronics formed entrainments, that led to resonations that produced larger units ("protonics" and "neutronics," which, being larger, were slower, and tended to sit inside nuclei of nascent atoms.