Why is there something rather than nothing?

Alex (@hollowinfinity) 9 years ago

Why is there something rather than nothing?

“Well, why not? Why expect nothing rather than something? No experiment could support the hypothesis ‘There is nothing’ because any observation obviously implies the existence of an observer.”
http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/nothingness/

They key part of the sentence here is that the observer is the first implied assumption about everything. By a logical deduction, you would assume an observer was the first ‘something’
If you think about it a little bit, it also makes sense. Atomic theory would be useless without the observation factor. Quantum mechanics. Everything we know is a culmination of different sensory inputs over periods of time. The concept of self arguably creates the perception of time. Without time how would the Universe ever have expanded to begin with?

What is Nothing though? It is a state of complete non-existence. Nothing perceivable by observation, because in observing, it creates something. Nothingness therefore has no dimensions, space, time, or anything. It is void.

Something happened within Nothing, perhaps the fact that if Nothing is truly nothing, it would have to permit anything from happening. There are no laws. It is a good chance that an observer was the first thing to ‘happen’ and become ‘something’
An observer would immediately influence the Nothingness around its observation. (Whatever this observer is! By no means would I expect it to be human) Anywhere observation can be put, something must be created. Is this the first natural law?
In creation, lines and dimensions emerge. Giving the spectrum of ‘something’ influence a broader area to work with, and with more things. When something comes into contact of nothing, well something has to be there, because something and nothing don’t converge. Inflation?

What I’m saying is that if an observer was the first ‘something’ in the all there is (or isn’t) it was literally like a boom of something that expanded very fast into more somethings as soon as it came to be.

Think about what you can do with your mind. You can imagine an infinite amount of things. Your imaginative mind goes on forever, yet it takes up no real space. You can argue it is limited by the amount of time you are alive, so it takes up time, but this is a gift given to every human being (and maybe even all of life) You express the beauty of Nothingness with every step you take throughout your life. You create. That is your job. Live it. Love it.

January 27, 2013 at 6:44 pm
Mike Mazz (14) (@mikethemazz) 7 years, 3 months ago ago

All your questions will be answered if you read “Why does the world exist?” by Jim Holt!

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Alex (551) (@hollowinfinity) 7 years, 3 months ago ago

Love Jim Holt! Nice suggestion.

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Arvind (0) (@Rayforlyf) 7 years, 3 months ago ago

Nothingness is something there cannot be nothing without something, how do you perceive that there is nothing if THERE is nothingness, it is our perception of thinking that there is nothing but there is always something existing

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Alex (551) (@hollowinfinity) 7 years, 3 months ago ago

Well, as I stated, it is my belief that as soon as you perceive nothing, it becomes something. This is my idea on creation.
Like, take a blank piece of paper. You can draw ANYTHING on there, can’t you? It’s an infinite creation point. Anything goes. Nothingness is similar, except our pure observation does the creating, rather than the intentional placement of a pencil or whatever on the blank piece of paper.

“But how can it be infinite if the paper itself is not infinitely big?”
Easy- draw a circle, of any size. Doesn’t matter how much space that circle takes up. It’s infinite. Proof? Start from the center of the circle, and draw lines out to the edge of the circle. Repeat until the entire circle is shaded in. It will take an infinite amount of lines to do this.

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Arvind (0) (@Rayforlyf) 7 years, 3 months ago ago

Boundaries of anything can be defined based on our perception of something, we are defining the boundaries to only the paper where the circles are needed to be drawn, However I can still draw the lines going out of the paper and in to the space around the paper it is just that we cannot see the lines and that’s the perception, If you take the same concept in to the space we focus on things which are perceived based on our limit of look, feel and measurement of things but we cannot feel or measure everything from Minute to Infinite( Meaning we cannot Measure) but can only perceive it as something by our “intelligence”

Note: I am in the process of understanding things around and my existence, sorry if I may sound rude but take that as my excitement in the subject ;-)

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Alex (551) (@hollowinfinity) 7 years, 3 months ago ago

See you say this, but whos to say you need observation for nothingness to exist? Observation is what makes nothing into something. Nothing is otherwise a blank slate. A clean piece of paper. Could we fill it in with some of dalis work? Or maybe van gogh? Anything. Its an infinite creation point. Anything goes.

Also, take this for example- my father had a coma when he was younger. In his coma he was aware, but there was Nothing there. No black, no white, no thoughts, no emotion, nothing. How would you explain this in the realm of something, if we don’t count his personal consciousness as something in that particular instance?

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Zykanthos (4,757)M (@chodebalm) 7 years, 3 months ago ago

The mere act of observing is what causes something to exist. The “external” world that we perceive everyday cannot exist without our observation. We create the “out there.”

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YHVH (462) (@spaceghost) 7 years, 3 months ago ago

So does that mean something is observing us?

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Zykanthos (4,757)M (@chodebalm) 7 years, 3 months ago ago

In a sense, yeah!

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Anonymous (17) (@) 7 years, 3 months ago ago

I think it means that everything is observing in its own way. Or in other words, everything is. There’s no duality, only is and is can go backwards.

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Zykanthos (4,757)M (@chodebalm) 7 years, 3 months ago ago

Exactly. Everything just is.

It’s a hard concept to grasp but it’s a beautiful one.

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