I suggested that a new soul is not formed from a previous one (reorganization of energy/matter space/time) - but rather is a new creation that God has allowed us to be a part of, on the material side, the reorganizing side, procreation.
I also suggested that knowledge (information content) such as art, literature, scientific theories can be "created" by man. But I withdraw that suggestion because they are not ex nihilo since, at the very minimum, creatures and successful communication must pre-exist their coming into existence in the knowledge base.
Thanks for your insights, Sister A-G. As you say, all of those I mentioned are possibly explained elsewise. I suggested that in that all those were only possible examples of ex nihilo, imo.
You explain that they could be a formation from something else. That is entirely possible.
However, it is not necessarily so. Since already baked bread and already cooked fish does not procreate, we have baskets of bread and fish instead of a few of each.
If I have one marble and suddenly have a half gallon of marbles, then I either found all my marbles (AT LAST! :>) or, my marbles procreated, or marbles just kept appearing.
It seems the mass of marbles may have multiplied, and mass can neither be created nor destroyed, so at least it’s a possibility, but Perhaps I’ve lost my marbles.
(”Could you help me find them?” he asked the nice young lady. “Of course, Sir,” she replied and helpfully asked “Where were they last you saw them?” Hanging his head, he mumbled, “In a crevo discussion.” Shaking her head, the lady took his hand and gently inquired, “First, tell me your name...and what date do you think it is.”)