Thursday, December 01, 2011

Why is there something rather than nothing?

Why not?

Let's supposed there IS nothing; why must that be stable. Can there truly be nothing, and yet have the illusion of existence? To me, the previous two lines attempt to make the question analogous to asking whether black holes radiate. I will admit that is why the notion of a multiverse where strong interpretations of the anthropic principal are discarded.

I would guess all active minds hypothesize over this question, which could be argued to be THE existential question, and we all adapt our lives and grow to come to terms with our answers. Taking this as true, I could perfectly understand how conflicting opinions might seem intimidating and possibly quite threatening to our psyche and our interpretation of the world we live in; but I am never the less inclined and curious to hear what anyone else would answer to the question of life the universe and everything...

All this was born from Steven Colbert's interview of Niel Tyson which was a wonderful conversation about the current position of science in the United States. At the end of the video you can hear Dr. Niel's answer to the question; what is yours?