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Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing?

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by Rex, Mar 5, 2015.

  1. Rex

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    Oh my!

     
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  2. metis

    metis aged ecumenical anthropologist

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    Because matter was slightly more than was the anti-matter.
     
  3. Rick O'Shez

    Rick O'Shez Irishman bouncing off walls

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    'mud ~~ Life is Stuff ~~
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    The thought of nothing interfers with the presence of everything.
    From where did the something come ?
    How could there be an area of nothing,
    what would surround it, maybe everything ?
    I guess the nothing would have to be contained by everything.
    But then I would have to guess from where the nothing came.
    Circles and more circles, dizzying it is.
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    'mud
     
  5. The Hammer

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    Very interesting, very interesting indeed :).
     
  6. Willamena

    Willamena Just me
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    The something is the nothing, only distinguished by a convention of words.
     
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  7. Ouroboros

    Ouroboros Coincidentia oppositorum
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    Good video.

    These thoughts are not new. Time looping in on itself, and all things repeating, that's what the symbol Ouroboros stands for. The loop of existence.

    Brahman, same thing. The infinite repetition of creation.

    I believe, truly, that cause and effect can work backwards in time. We can't see it or experience it, but that's because we're linear in existence. Reality is folded in on itself in multiple dimensions, where time, space, energy, all of it exists eternally, and infinitely, at all places at once.
     
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  8. viole

    viole Metaphysical Naturalist
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    Yes. This is more or less a description of the block universe. Unchanging and eternal. And a direct consequence of the multidimensional geometrization of spacetime pioneered by Einstein and Minkowsky.

    So, it deserves more than mere belief. It gets closer to knowledge based on evidence.

    Ciao

    - viole
     
  9. Jayhawker Soule

    Jayhawker Soule <yawn> ignore </yawn>
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    I found it to be somewhat dismissive.
     
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