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katia

Why is there something rather than nothing at all?
« on: June 06, 2007, 03:38:44 pm »
Why is there something rather than nothing at all?
enlighten me! >:D

cindianna_jones

Re: Why is there something rather than nothing at all?
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2007, 04:21:15 pm »
There is nothing.  You are a dream.

Cindi

katia

Re: Why is there something rather than nothing at all?
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2007, 04:41:34 pm »
There is nothing.  You are a dream.

Cindi

alas


i'm mad

Yeah Katia, I'd be mad too....  judging from your avatar, you're all cracked up!

Cindi


i meant.  mentally insane

Katia... so did I!

;)

Cindi

hence, insanity = dream 

The Middle Way

Re: Why is there something rather than nothing at all?
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2007, 04:55:37 pm »
Someone, dreaming, desired another dreamer.

Pica Pica

Re: Why is there something rather than nothing at all?
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2007, 06:17:33 pm »
the infinite nature of the universe allowed there to be enough combinations for something to happen.

The Middle Way

Re: Why is there something rather than nothing at all?
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2007, 06:30:57 pm »
the infinite nature of the universe allowed there to be enough combinations for something to happen.

So many combos, derived of nothing? Is infinity incongruent with zero?
« Last Edit: June 15, 2007, 02:16:40 pm by None of the Above »

Pica Pica

Re: Why is there something rather than nothing at all?
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2007, 06:37:55 pm »
infinity allows a lot of playfulness. i never said it was made from nothing...if it were all nothing then, no combos - and no us to wonder.

The Middle Way

Re: Why is there something rather than nothing at all?
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2007, 07:06:23 pm »
So, in the words of Rosanne Rosannadanna:

It's always somethin'.


Pica Pica

Re: Why is there something rather than nothing at all?
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2007, 07:13:23 pm »
in this case there must be, or there would not be any somethings to talk about it. Doesn't mean that there had to be though.

The Middle Way

Re: Why is there something rather than nothing at all?
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2007, 07:31:55 pm »
Doesn't mean there had to be, at all.

Was it always somethin', though? Was there never nuthin'?

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Re: Why is there something rather than nothing at all?
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2007, 09:40:06 pm »
Why is there something rather than nothing at all?
enlighten me! >:D
No reason.  But it is inevitable that there is something.  If there were nothing, you couldn't be asking the question, now could you?
There is nothing.  You are a dream.
A dream is something.
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Fiona

Re: Why is there something rather than nothing at all?
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2007, 07:31:28 am »
Way back in the mists of time I did a university degree in mathematics. One of the things that
really fascinated me was creating numbers out of nothing. So by assuming "nothing" exists you
define the number 1 to be the set whose only member is that "nothing" and, hey presto!, you've
created "something" out of "nothing".

The Middle Way

Re: Why is there something rather than nothing at all?
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2007, 01:38:43 pm »
...by assuming "nothing" exists you define the number 1 to be the set whose only member is that "nothing" and, hey presto!, you've created "something" out of "nothing".

So, in other words, {something} and {nothing} have a kind of equivalence, no?

none/o.t.a.

Kate

Re: Why is there something rather than nothing at all?
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2007, 02:09:19 pm »
So, in other words, {something} and {nothing} have a kind of equivalence, no?

LOL, about as much as "up" and "down," or "left" and "right..."

Or me and you ;)

~Kate~

The Middle Way

Re: Why is there something rather than nothing at all?
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2007, 02:18:03 pm »
 ;) ;)

all of the above
There is nothing.  You are a dream.

Cindi

Whose dream, initially?

all or nothing at all

RebeccaFog

Re: Why is there something rather than nothing at all?
« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2007, 02:42:01 pm »
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Why is there something rather than nothing at all?

Not A Thing Can Not Not Be
A
 Thing
  Can Not
 Not
Be

The Middle Way

Re: Why is there something rather than nothing at all?
« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2007, 03:20:28 pm »
 :laugh:

Fiona

Re: Why is there something rather than nothing at all?
« Reply #17 on: June 15, 2007, 03:25:27 pm »
...by assuming "nothing" exists you define the number 1 to be the set whose only member is that "nothing" and, hey presto!, you've created "something" out of "nothing".

So, in other words, {something} and {nothing} have a kind of equivalence, no?

none/o.t.a.

More like nothing is something, therefore something exists.

The Middle Way

Re: Why is there something rather than nothing at all?
« Reply #18 on: June 15, 2007, 03:45:47 pm »
...by assuming "nothing" exists you define the number 1 to be the set whose only member is that "nothing" and, hey presto!, you've created "something" out of "nothing".

So, in other words, {something} and {nothing} have a kind of equivalence, no?

none/o.t.a.

More like nothing is something, therefore something exists.

well yeah, but {nothing is something} can be said to a statement of equivalence.

sum of the above

RebeccaFog

Re: Why is there something rather than nothing at all?
« Reply #19 on: June 15, 2007, 08:16:16 pm »

Now listen up childrens,

   According to my self professed theory;      It is totally entirely impossible for nothing to exist. I have no proof and no stats to show ye on this. Ya gots to take my word for it. Ya just gots to.   No.  You don't understand. Ya gots to take my word.

   Actually, I came to the conclusion that it's impossible for nothing to exist using my superhuman power of intuition.  It's what separates me from the grapes.

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