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59680Re: [existlist] Re: Poking at nothing (Why Does The World Exist?)

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  • eduardathome
    Apr 16, 2013
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      Is it really important in the grand scheme of things??

      I suppose one can always ask the question and theoretical scientists are
      certainly busy trying to formulating an answer. But isn't this something
      like asking why there was the car accident I didn't have because I left work


      -----Original Message-----
      From: Mary
      Sent: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 3:35 PM
      To: existlist@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [existlist] Re: Poking at nothing (Why Does The World Exist?)


      I'm halfway through Holt's book about to begin the Interlude titled Nausea.
      I'm enjoying his brief introduction to the various theories about why
      there's something rather than nothing. Of course it's difficult to accept or
      reject these without more in-depth attention, except for the god theory; I
      did give that adequate attention. I need to spend a little time thinking
      about the how the law of contradiction works, because contradiction,
      opposition, and negation are all part of his speculative reason.

      Have you started with Holt's or Krauss' book first, or neither yet? I
      remember Wil said he read the Krauss book already. Anybody else?


      --- In existlist@yahoogroups.com, "Jim" <jjimstuart1@...> wrote:
      > All,
      > I've ordered both Holt's book and Krauss's - so hopefully I'll have both
      > sides of the story of nothing before too long.
      > Jim


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