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Something instead of nothing?

  1. Sep 12, 2006 #1
    Why is there something instead of nothing? One could simply answer that if there was nothing we wouldn't be around to see it but is there a deeper explanation?

  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 12, 2006 #2
    You need both, something and nothing, for either to exist.
  4. Sep 12, 2006 #3
    There was never nothing. Something is eternal simply because something can never come from nothing without cause or reason.
  5. Sep 12, 2006 #4
    my rocket philosophy:
    "It takes one to know everything before he can say he knows nothing. I do not know everything, so I cannot say I know nothing."

    therefore, there must be something.
  6. Sep 13, 2006 #5
    I have to ammend my earlier statement because perception is everything.

    You need both something and nothing to be able to perceive either of these concepts.
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