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Why is there something rather than nothing?
The seemingly simplistic question regarding literally "The Meaning of Life"
You can simplify that question into one word
and answer it in two
Having "something" definitely implies a purpose to the universe. In the last few weeks new maths has proven the universe has "intent" ie a plan with consciousness.
This explains why there is "something".
Coincidently religions from 10,000 or more years ago until now have posited the same thing due to the obvious existential dilemma facing humanity.
The answer is that profoundly simple.
The short answer: Using reason alone, an intellectually honest answer is very, very difficult.
The longer answers:
(1) The fact that you are a conscious, intelligent person asking this question already speaks volumes. Why? Because intelligence is not native to matter and intelligence certainly is something.
(2) Scientifically speaking, your question poses a challenge because there is no field that specializes in ontology. Even the most cutting-edge fields today adhere to a myriad of nature-given laws but there is not an answer as to why said laws exist in the first place.
Even more, we are able to discern what is true based on the senses and then using that data to develop models which can then be used in reality-testing. The problem with proposed transition from nothing to something (or an eternal something to something) is that no one was there to observe what happened and why. So while while the sciences have provided tremendous insight, any theory as to why something resulted from fluctuations of nothingness is at best speculative.
(3) Certainly, there are answers that are reductionist such as, "Why not?" but this ends up being to overly plain: it doesn't answer your question nor does it satisfy intellectual curiosity.
by PhoenixV23 months ago
Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing?Regarding all of reality.
by Don W7 years ago
Last year in a series of lectures, one of which titled 'Life, the Universe and Nothing', physicist Lawrence Krauss suggested that the question 'why something rather than nothing' has been answered by science - there was...
by Simone Eschle5 years ago
If not a Gor or gods - then how did our little dull Universe sprang from the dust?
by Canucks goal2 years ago
Why is there something rather then nothing?
by princess g6 years ago
when there's really no evidence of his existence?or am I missing something?
by Bill Akers4 years ago
If nothing can only produce nothing, how did our universe start from nothing without God? There are many unanswered questions in the science and astronomy fields. Since these fields can not have God as an answer, they...
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