Why something but not nothing.

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I'm not a particularly edumacated guy, but I wonder about things sometimes. Right now I'm wondering why something but not nothing. Why does anything exist, and not nothing? My real question, however, is below.

Unfortunately, because I'm not really smart I don't suppose I will have much to contribute to any possible consequential post.

It seems to me that "something" may be ABSOLUTELY logically necessary as opposed to "nothing". The first part of my reason for this would be the proposition that ABSOLUTE limitlessness in EVERY way is ABSOLUTELY logically incoherent. Absolute limitlessness entails that any and all reality, including logic, is incompatible and inapplicable with limitlessness. The reason would be that every boundary that differentiates the precise reality of everything would be utterly contradicted and defied by "this" limitless thing. This is logically incoherent.

The second part of my reasoning would be that nothing sounds an awful lot like limitlessness. IF nothing actually is limitlessness then, apparently, absolute nothing is impossible just as absolute limitlessness is impossible.


What I'm really wondering is, does absolute nothing seem equivalent to absolute limitlessness?
 

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A good way to work whether a question is meaningful is sensible is to ask yourself - 'what sort of answer would satisfy me?'. The hypothetical answer doesn't have to be true. It just has to be something that, if it were true, would seem to appropriately close the gap in knowledge at which the question is trying to point.

If you can find such a hypothetical answer, which will be of the form 'because X is the case', then ask the question - 'why is X the case?'. Then reflect on whether you feel the answer X has really closed the knowledge gap at all.
 
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Thread closed. The question, such as it is, appears to be philosophical in nature, a category that is strictly limited at this site. From the forum rules:
https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/physics-forums-global-guidelines.414380/ said:
Philosophical discussions are permitted only at the discretion of the mentors and may be deleted or closed without warning or appeal.
 

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