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Dec15-03, 04:45 PM
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Originally posted by Piecemaster
gamma rays passing close to an atomic nucleus can create an electron positron pair. It might therefore follow that energy was not just created from nothing but there becomes from nothing a positive and an equal but opposite negative.
I wouldn't say that this demonstrates something coming from nothing, at least not without mentioning that the gamma ray ceases to exist, and so, at the same time, something became nothing.

Originally posted by Piecemaster
If a positron encounteres an electron they anihilate, or become nothing again giving off a photon.
Where did the photon come from?