Nothingness as predicted by the Standard Model of sub-atomic physics

New York Times November 21, 2000 Science Times: Physics Braces for the Next Big Thing by James Glanz

Speaking of the Standard Model and the search for the Higgs Boson:

"The preferred menu of particles predicted by this model, in its simplest and most symmetrical form, is one in which all particles are exactly the same and have zero mass."

Creation | Ex- Nihilo

Philosophical and Quantum-Mechanical Views

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Nothingness
Much Ado About Nothing
Wikipedia: Existence
Why does anything exist at all?
Hedweb Metaphysics: Why does anything exist?
A.B.Kelly: Why is There Anything at All?
The Zero Ontology - David Pearce on Why Anything Exists
The Fundamental Question Text - Physics Forums Library
Why Is There Anything?
Questions without Answers
Why There Is Anything except Physics
The Way into Phenomenological Transcendental Philosophy from Psychology
F. V. Konstantinov, ed., Philosophical Encyclopedia, Moscow: Nothingness
Patterns in the Void: Why nothing is important.