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Old 03-21-2019, 09:16 AM   #151
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Re: Why is there something rather than nothing?

Talking about existence is useful and intriguing. We can assume existence exists though imo, like Shannon and Descartes. What kind of existence exists besides our flawed or at least limited one is worth a thread, once again: imo (do I hear clap clap?)

We need to expand from the nothingness in the title, and thread flourishes.

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Old 03-21-2019, 10:14 AM   #152
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Re: Why is there something rather than nothing?

I want to talk about differentiation and similarity. These are the two (or one) relations that changed the opinion of hard-nosed Bertrand Russell.
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Old 03-21-2019, 01:23 PM   #153
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Re: Why is there something rather than nothing?

Start a separate thread on that subject VeeDDzz.
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Old 03-21-2019, 07:05 PM   #154
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Re: Why is there something rather than nothing?

In a song, the sounds are the something that makes the song and so is the non sound. A rest for comforting ears is the place where a cymbal crash trails off.
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Old 03-30-2019, 06:07 AM   #155
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Start a separate thread on that subject VeeDDzz.
I will.

Just have to get it together.

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Old 04-12-2019, 07:44 AM   #156
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Re: Why is there something rather than nothing?

Look into non-duality and you will get your answers about existence. Actualized.org is a great channel on youtube for it. If you kind of want to understand it watch these 3 videos.
1. What Is Consciousness? - All Questions Answered
https://youtu.be/Dw44V15xgPo
2. What Is Intelligence? - Infinite Intelligence Explained
https://youtu.be/bQSUu2CRRBE
3. The Ten Ox-Herding Pictures - Zen's Stages Of Enlightenment Explained
https://youtu.be/w4ZWNzSliGk
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Old 04-27-2019, 10:22 PM   #157
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Re: Why is there something rather than nothing?

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Where did the first matter come from? How could it have always been there? And if something created it, what created the creator?

I can't wrap my brain around this ****. If you try too hard you'll just go insane. Anyone feel like they have a grasp or can explain this? Isn't it an impossibility?
I'll try to answer your question by asking another question:

Why is the sky brown?

If I ask you a question that has a statement in it then there are now two parts to the asking of this question: part a, what is your answer to my question? part b, is the statement I made in my question true?

When part b is obviously false we often skip part a. We instead correct the questioner on his/her mistake. When part b is not obviously false we often challenge ourselves on part a without giving much thought to part b. This can lead us astray in philosophical questions such as the one you are asking.

Now, thinking about your question in this new context, the solution seems pretty easy. Once you show that there is indeed something rather than nothing it will be straightforward for us to take your answer and explain to you the why behind it.

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Old 04-27-2019, 10:51 PM   #158
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Re: Why is there something rather than nothing?

Youtube is a great resource for question like this. I'm linking the search page here.
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Old 04-28-2019, 12:35 PM   #159
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Re: Why is there something rather than nothing?

There is definitely something, and you can't even provide reasons why I might be mistaken unless there is something.
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Old 04-28-2019, 06:27 PM   #160
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There is definitely something, and you can't even provide reasons why I might be mistaken unless there is something.
That was part of the question, not the entire question
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Old 04-29-2019, 08:48 AM   #161
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That was part of the question, not the entire question
The onus is on the questioner to explain their terms, before I can answer. I know what some-thing is, but what is "no-thing"?

Failing this, the question is void of meaning -

Like asking, why is there something instead of xyzbl34ghkm?

Well what the hell is xyzbl34ghkm?
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Old 04-29-2019, 12:29 PM   #162
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The onus is on the questioner to explain their terms, before I can answer. I know what some-thing is, but what is "no-thing"?

Failing this, the question is void of meaning -

Like asking, why is there something instead of xyzbl34ghkm?

Well what the hell is xyzbl34ghkm?


Do you want it broken down by itís parts or do you want a whole overview? Perhaps you want this reply to be nothing? If so, too late it seems. What happens if someone silently leaves what that is up to you? Did they do nothing?
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